Monday, August 31, 2009

Agile Richmond: Agile Software Development in the Enterprise

A large crowd showed up in Richmond on 23 July to hear my latest talk on Scrum in the enterprise. Click here for slides on Agile Development in the Enterprise V8.

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Agile Richmond, in partnership with CCPace and Staff Focus, are please to offer an opportunity to meet with Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Agile & Scrum. This event will be held at the Dominion Innsbrook Technical Center, 5001 Dominion Blvd, Richmond, VA 23060 on July 23rd at 6pm. Dr. Sutherland will speak on the topic of "Agile Software Development in the Enterprise". We will explore how companies large, small and enormous have used the hyper productivity of Agile to generate extraordinary financial returns. We will also discuss how Scrum scales up as companies grow, and the usage of Scrum for outsourced, distributed teams. And, perhaps most appropriate to these times, hear how venture capitalists are using Scrum to improve returns in their investment portfolios.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Microsoft NE R&D Center 6 Aug: Practical Roadmap to a Great Scrum


Here are the slides for the presentation on "Practical Roadmap to a Great Scrum" given at Microsoft on 6 Aug 2009.

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 6 - 9pm
Where: Microsoft New England R&D Center, 1 memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
RSVP: Register at agilebazaar.org
Cost: Free! Food will be provided thanks to our sponsors

Sponsored by:
Version One http://www.versionone.com/
Rally http://www.rallydev.com/
Microsoft http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/newengland/


Practical Roadmap to a Great Scrum: How Every Team Can Systematically Achieve Hyperproductivity


Purpose: Share the experience and practical steps from projects that Systematic Software Engineering has used to ensure hyperproductive scrum teams. Systematic is a CMMI Maturity Level 5 company in Denmark that has "systematically" institutionalized Scrum.

Focus: Provide specific tips and tricks to other agile projects on best practices and pitfalls, as Systematic has uncovered them.
Perspective: Jeff Sutherland will - based on his extensive experience and insight - put the above experiences into the perspective of what best practices constitutes a “mature Scrum” and how every team, without exception, can achieve the same level of performance as Systematic.

The overall theme will be presentation of specific experiences from Systematic and suggestions on best practices based upon them as confirmed by other companies who have achieved the same goals as Systematic - more than 4 times the production and quality of equivalent waterfall teams.

Learning outcomes

* You will learn the specific practices to bring a ScrumBut into a Great Scrum, what the typical pitfalls are, and what others have done to address them.
*The focus will be on practices for higher performing teams and less on typical initial problems of adopting agile practices.
*You will also learn which practices are valued by investors whose goal is maximizing revenue through hyperproductive agile teams.

References


J. Sutherland, C. Jacobson, and K. Johnson, "Scrum and CMMI Level 5: A Magic Potion for Code Warriors!," in Agile 2007, Washington, D.C., 2007.

C. Jakobsen and J. Sutherland, "Scrum and CMMI – Going from Good to Great: are you ready-ready to be done-done?," in Agile 2009, Chicago, 2009.