Abstract/Description

There are so many challenges that organizations face. Healthy organizations continuously tool and re-tool themselves to go from good to great. This paper will describe the road taken to transform a major government organization using Agile, Lean and Scrum principles, practices and techniques. From the contracting process to initiating, executing and closing projects, to redesigning the physical workspaces, and moving from a matrix to a team centric structure, this organization completely re-tooled how it did business, for the better.

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About the Speaker(s)

Judy Neher is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and agile coach, passionately transforming software teams from traditional development practices to agile practices. Judy has had over 29 years of experience with the Federal Government (hence her keen interest in agile security!) as a mathematician, computer scientist, and traditional software manager, ultimately embracing agile practices as an agile coach, trainer and leader in 2001. Additionally, she has lent her experience to many major commercial organizations where she has had the privilege of helping shape major agile transformations. Judy is President/CEO of Celerity Consulting, a small woman-owned agile training and coaching firm based in Indiana. She holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a MS in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. When Judy isn't sharing her Scrum passion with teams, she is enjoying the company of her large family, including her husband Chris, and their children. As a family, they enjoy boating, running, traveling, and big family dinners.