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Wednesday, August 5 • 14:00 - 15:15
Taming the Agile Release Planning Beast (Linda Cook, Doug Depew) POPULAR

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Abstract:
Trying to figure out Agile Release Planning? We've done it and we've done it well. Twelve teams - done! Twenty teams - done! Forty teams - done! If your organization needs to tackle the enterprise release planning beast, you should attend this session. Whether you are struggling with planning a large Agile release planning event or simply trying to figure out how to improve your current Agile release planning events, this session will provide nuggets of learning from planning teams with hundreds of people spread around the globe. Many organizations have tried to conduct enterprise Agile release planning and gave up because they could not overcome some of the basic obstacles like who to invite, where to hold the event, and how to keep everyone engaged.
If you are trying to figure out how to coordinate two teams or dozens of teams, this session will provide insights into what works and what doesn't. You will gain experience by practicing actual Agile release planning exercises to help you prepare for your organizations next Agile RP event. The learning experience starts with a presentation on the key steps to consider as you launch a large Agile program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will learn how to plan, execute, and iterate through Agile release planning for 2 - 50 teams. Learning outcomes include how to:
  • » Start at scale
  • » Plan the 1st Agile release planning event
  • » Pre-plan activities
  • » Budget
  • » Prepare the Release Backlog » Coordinate logistics
  • » Keep participants engaged
  • » Facilitate and execute Iterate using retrospective outcomes
  • » Map dependencies across multiple teams
  • » Slot stories across the release



Speakers
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Linda Cook

Chief Learning Officer, Project Cooks, LLC
Early in 2015, I made the decision to re-launch my consulting practice to help organizations find their way to agility. My small team is made up of collaborators, employees and business partners aimed at delivering the best training, coaching and mentoring. All our work is based in agile values and principles without prejudice for any one methodology. My work is driven by my mission to reduce unnecessary suffering in the workplace. If you... Read More →
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Doug Depew

Enterprise Agile Conslutant, Looking Glass Consulting LLC
Agile / Lean Consultant who has experience with some of the largest enterprise agile adoptions in the US. From the team level to C level, Doug has helped organizations go from Forming to Performing. Check out his workshop with Linda Cook on 'Taming the Agile Release Planning Beast' on Wednesday.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake 7/8/9