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Friday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Billion Dollar Agile

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What is it like to run an Agile coaching operation in an organization spending over one billion dollars a year on software development? Brutal. Brutal and exhilarating, once you get it going. In this presentation discover what it is like to deliver enterprise agility at scale from somebody who did it. In the process learn: * The real difference between Hero, Bureaucracy, and Agile structure * Why Agile mostly struggles and fails to fully deliver on its promise in larger companies * Seven essential tips for scaling agile to a billion dollar budget * Three mistakes everyone makes when scaling, and how to avoid them * The one secret that makes this all dramatically easier. Agile doesn't reach a stable state for most large organizations because the core agile ceremonies do not solve a large bureaucracy’s very complex coordination problems. Some process try, like SAFe, but they do so in a way that is neither good agile nor good ceremony. This is a pity, for the right ceremonies to support management and coordination is the only way to achieve agility at scale. It is one thing to build a successful agile team, another to create a world famous small agile startup, and quite another to coach thousands of software developers who are burning through a billion dollar budget each and every year. Your presenter has done all three. The lessons are hard learned. This is a presentation not to be missed.

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Tom Meloche

Founder, Meloche Consulting Inc.
A co-founder of one of the most successful little agile software development houses in the country (Menlo Innovations LLC), Thomas Meloche has been creating, teaching, and implementing agile methodologies for almost two decades. He consults on how to leverage ceremony, feedback, and metrics to achieve higher levels of engagement and success. Now working at some of the world's largest firms, he has overseen the delivery of hundreds of agile projects with budgets counted in the billions. Tom has a direct... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference Room B
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