Lesson on Agile: Overcoming large-scale Agile concerns

Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, recommend small co-located teams, and are often thought most appropriate when used for development of smaller projects. However, now larger enterprises are adopting Agile methodologies and wanting to know how they can take Scrum and scale it for larger teams and projects. In this lesson, consultant and Agile expert Hower Deiner gives advice about how to implement large-scale Agile in the enterprise and overcome some of the most common challenges, such as geographically dispersed teams.

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Webcast: Challenges met, obstacles overcome: Scaling Agile for large organizations

Agile process and methodologies have a reputation for working well with small teams and projects, but providing less than favorable results with larger projects. This has resulted in giving agile a bad, yet undeserved reputation for tackling the challenges faced by larger development organizations.

This webcast examines the challenges encountered by large development teams when trying to leverage agile practices. Discover winning strategies for optimizing agile to work well even in challenging, large-scale development environments.

Podcast: Large-scale Agile: Communication in geographically dispersed teams

Although large-scale agile development is in and of itself a significant challenge, adding geographically distributed teams to the equation presents an entirely new level of difficulty. While scrum recommends co-location, more organizations are finding themselves in situations where that just isn't possible.

This podcast, featuring agile consultant Howard Deiner, discusses practicing scrum with distributed teams, as well as how teams can be most effective regardless of their physical location.

Beyond burndowns: Metrics for enterprise Agile

Executive management and stakeholders want to know the status of a project and this is traditionally done with metrics. But as our approach to software development changes, so do our measurements. In this tip, find out which metrics consultant Howard Deiner recommends for enterprise Agile organizations.

This was first published in July 2011

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