I will be doing two sessions in Agile 2009 – a presentation and a panel.
A Main Stage presentation entitled The Role of the Agile Leader in Reconfiguring the Business. The abstract is as follows:
This presentation applies Agile thinking to critical aspects of strategy and execution at a time of uncertainty and disruption. The essential point is simple and logical: Agile values and principles are indivisible. To succeed, they must be applied not just to R&D, but also to customer and company, simultaneously. This requires reconfiguration of customer relationships, employee policy, software development, and the relationship that binds the three. The resulting paradigm shift could lower the cost of software and produce prosperity similar to the one induced by ultra-cheap oil in the 50’s.
An Agile & Organizational Culture panel, in collaboration with Laureen Knudsen, Stephen Williams and Scott Killen (moderator) entitled Agile in the Enterprise Corporation. Here is the abstract:
We know why engineers use agile but should Executives fund it? Through this panel discussion learn the benefits of Agile for those that hold the checkbooks:
*Why Executives should see Agile as a necessary change
*Benefits of Agile to an enterprise business, including non-engineers
*Justify funding for training, tools, etc
*Link Agile metrics to the balanced scorecard without compromising the principles of Agile
Industry leaders Stephen Williams (HP), Laureen Knudsen (Qualcomm), and Israel Gat (BMC) tell how they use Agile to positively impact all areas of large, global, corporations.