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In agile methods, small teams use roles, ceremonies and artefacts to incrementally deliver products and solutions to clients. The main challenge in large-scale agile, is inter-team communication. There are conflicting trade-offs between alignment to strategy and small team autonomy.

There are simple approaches to inter-team communication using, say, scrum-of-scrums. On the other hand, some people advocate the SAFE framework for whole enterprise agile. What approach should you choose? Should you follow a framework? Or, grow your own agile mindset? The talk is based in part on the speaker’s forthcoming book, Agile Software Engineering Skills (Springer).

About the speaker

Julian Bass

Julian Bass is head of computer science and software engineering at Salford University. He has spent 10 years researching practitioner approaches to large-scale agile in Europe, North America and South Asia. He is Chief Technology Officer at Red Ocelot Ltd., a Chartered Engineer, BCS Fellow and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor.

He was formerly worldwide technical Training Manager at Chordiant Software, a silicon valley-based enterprise CRM vendor and IT advisor at the Higher Education Strategy Centre in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

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Large-scale Agile – LeSS, SAFe or Spotify?
Date and time
Thursday 17 November, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building, E005
Oxford Road
M1 5GD
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