Abstract/Description

Before you transition to agile, you are accustomed to functional roles, people who “owned the code,” and time to bake quality in. In agile we have cross-functional teams, collective code and quality ownership, and a collective notion of “done.” It sounds like we magically become a big happy family, doesn’t it?

Teams don’t just become self-organized cross-functional happy teams. They have to work to get that way. In this talk, Johanna will help you understand some of the challenges teams face, and how agile practices help. She’ll also help you understand some of the practices that don’t help, such as multitasking and distributed teams.

We’ll talk about some models for scaling agile, such as Scrum of Scrums, and a network model of scaling. No matter what problems you encounter on your agile team, retrospectives are the one way the team can help itself solve its own problems.

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About the Speaker(s)

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.Johanna is the author of more than ten books, including: - Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver - Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization - Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd ed. - Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein) - Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost See more of Johanna’s books and writing on http://www.jrothman.com, and http://www.createadaptablelife.com.