Can you be Agile while surrounded by Waterfalls?
Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel
Time: 6:00pm - 8:10pm
PDUs: .5 Technical, .5 Business & Startegic Mgmt.; .5 Leadership
Let’s say you are a Scrum Master managing a skilled agile team, however the other project teams are all working in a waterfall environment, what are some of the challenges you need to overcome, how can you adapt?
Even a skilled agile team may encounter unanticipated issues operating in a Waterfall program environment, because the team cannot operate independently from the program environment, which adds constraints, assumptions, and challenges that must be managed.
After a very successful product launch, the work of the agile team doesn’t get easier, it gets HARDER!
The team must continue to “inspect and adapt” to new challenges and new requirements to maintain their success.
We will examine the case of a new product development effort, where a successful agile team has to adapt to a new environment in order to bring a new product to market. We will describe the context and company environment for the new product and summarize the effort involved in getting the new product to market. Using real data, we will examine issues the team encountered AFTER Go Live, the actions taken to “inspect and adapt”, the results the team achieved, and the challenges that remain.