Agile has delivered truly remarkable changes in the way software development teams engage with their end users and business sponsors. These changes are almost universally positive; however, there is a fly in the ointment. Many commentators and practitioners have observed that there are limits to how Agile and scrum can be scaled across multiple teams, geographies, and organizational divisions. Some of the often cited challenges include: a) Enterprise wide team consistency, b) The need for independent testing, and c) Senior stakeholder engagement.
This presentation will explore why these areas are particularly challenging when it comes to enterprise scale Agile. Some novel solutions to the problems will be described and some Case Studies described including scenarios involving outsourced software development.
Jason is the founder and Managing director of BlueOptima. BlueOptima provides cloud based Big Data analytics to optimise the operations of software development organisations. This allows their clients full instrumentation of their software development process while their valuable source code and work task data remains safely on their own network infrastructure or with their cloud based service providers.
Jason is an experienced executive in the technology arena, he has many years experience in programme management, software development, and building technology driven businesses. Jason also has experience with front office Investment Bank trading applications such as Structured Derivative trading platforms within global investment banks such as JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and UBS. Jason also has general business and technology consultancy experience with global consultancies such as Accenture and IBM Global Services including a successful track record in the management of off-shore software development.