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Monday, August 3 • 10:45 - 12:00
Scaling Agile Projects to Programs: Networks of Autonomy, Collaboration and Exploration (Johanna Rothman)

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Are you trying to scale your agile project to a program, a collection of projects with one strategic objective? If you do what you’ve done with one small project, you’ll get bloat. Instead of bloat or large frameworks, you can use agile and lean approaches to manage your program with small-world networks. Small world networks help each team to remain autonomous, and still collaborate and explore across the program.
The common risks for software programs are how to manage the interdependencies, how to nurture the architecture, how to see the status, and how to release an entire product. When we ask feature teams to collaborate and take responsibility across the organization, the teams can manage many of the interdependency and architecture challenges. With program management, we can see the status and release the entire product.
Learning Outcomes:
  • * How to scale out, not up, to create effective programs
  • * How the teams can self-organize to small-world networks
  • * How deliverable based planning and short deliverables can help a program with agile and non-agile teams
  • * How the program manager is a servant leader and what the program manager does

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Johanna Rothman

President, Rothman Consulting
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 was the Agile 2009 conference chair. Johanna is the author of several books... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2015 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Potomac D