Reducing Release Cycle with Scaled Agile Teams by Colin Bird

Scaled Agile teams often struggle to remain Agile. This talk explores some approaches to keeping processes light and practices that will help ensure rapid feedback cycles across multiple teams building larger integrated software systems or products.

Colin is an experienced technical and commercial leader with over 20 years in the IT industry, including the development of many high profile multichannel ecommerce systems. He is passionate about improving software delivery right across the lifecycle, from business idea through to production quality code. This passion has driven him to be an active member of the Agile movement since 2004, helping teams of all sizes adopt Agile techniques to dramatically improve their performance. As Conchango's CTO and later Global Head of Agile for EMC's consulting division, he was responsible for Agile consulting services and tools, including Conchango's Scrum for Team System.

As an active member of the Agile community Colin has built close associations with other thought leaders and contributed new thinking in areas such as scaling Agile techniques to support large programmes.

"When the Agile movement was starting, Colin was there. He understood what it meant. He understood how to help others with it. Then he did something few others did. He put in the hard work to make it within the reach of everyone. We all owe Colin a debt of gratitude." (Ken Schwaber, co-founder of Scrum.)

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  • Kelvin H.

    I had a notification inviting me to join the waiting list although I had registered. When my name wasn't on list of attendees I assumed I didn't have a place so didn't turn up. Did any others experience this?

    March 28, 2014

  • Simon K.

    Great content, well presented. Thanks to all involved :-)

    Surprised and disappointed at the number of no shows, especially given a large waiting list :-(

    March 27, 2014

    • Lihong X.

      Thank you! I know, it is rather disappointing that many failed to turn up. We are trying out a few ideas to see if we could improve this for future events.

      March 27, 2014

  • Lihong X.

    Many thanks to Colin Bird, you can find the presentation slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/32819614

    March 27, 2014

  • Elaine

    Thanks for the talk and hosting. It was very interesting.

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Great event, thanks Colin and Lihong Xi

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Chetna H.

    Great event, thanks Colin for the wonderful presentation.

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Guy B.

    Is there a link to Colin slides?

    March 27, 2014

  • Nigel A.

    A really excellent presentation. Thanks to the organisers and Colin.

    For those who didn't attend the previous presentation at ITV which this one followed on from, you can find it here: http://www.slideshare.net/helenmeek/scaling-scrum-itvshare

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Lihong X.

    Great content very well presented by Colin Bird, many thanks!

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organised meetup, interesting presentation. Thanks for arraying that, I really enjoyed that.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Gokul

    Can't make it

    March 26, 2014

  • Guy B.

    How many people are on the wait list for tonight?

    March 26, 2014

    • Lihong X.

      There are 15 people on the waiting list.

      March 26, 2014

  • Lihong X.

    Hi Katia, I am afraid this session will not be filmed.

    March 26, 2014

  • Katia M.

    Lihong, is this session going to be filmed?

    March 26, 2014

  • Katia M.

    It does, thanks Lihong.

    March 5, 2014

  • Lihong X.

    Hi Katia, I believe the last talk was on how to scale Agile teams, and this one is focusing on how can scaled Agile teams remain Agile. Hope it helps.

    March 5, 2014

  • Katia M.

    Colin is it a similar session to the one you did in ITV on 19th of February?

    March 5, 2014

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