Agile Cross-Pollination: Growing Agile Adoption at Farm Credit Mid-America

What happens when the business side of your company, after seeing the success of Agile techniques used by your IT side, tries to use the same techniques and practices? This presentation will provide an overview of the Farm Credit Mid-America (FCMA) journey to Agile adoption within IT and its internal business partners. Scrum was first introduced within its application development team in 2008, then Kanban was introduced in 2011. Gradually adoption grew and now over two dozen IT and business teams have chosen to also adopt some of the same practices and techniques. Come hear FCMA’s story of cultivating an Agile work environment within and outside it’s IT department. See how the job of the developer, product owner and tester become easier with business-side Agile adoption. Learn some of the surprising benefits gained when IT and the business side of a company are utilizing similar approaches to agile work management.

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  • Paul S.

    I got there late due to a commitment to my son (I was a dad taxi), and stood at the door for a while. I emailed Alston while standing outside, and got in when someone left early. Other groups have a phone number posted on the door late comers can call to get in. I was also confused by the large sign that stated 'fourth Wednesday,' and checked the MeetUp app to make sure I had the right date.

    July 17, 2014

  • Wes

    Sherry the group is here.

    July 16, 2014

    • Sherry L. Hall, CSP, CSPO, C.

      Hmmm. OK. Stood at the door for a while and also watched a food delivery person try to get in. Oh well, next time.

      July 16, 2014

    • Laura C.

      Sherry - We were in a smaller training room off to the left of the main room that we usually meet in. If you peeked into the main room it was indeed empty.

      July 16, 2014

  • Sherry L. Hall, CSP, CSPO, C.

    The date listed is the 16th, but isn't it the 4th Wednesday of a month? Stopped by tonight just in case and no one was there. So guess it's next week?

    July 16, 2014

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    July 10, 2014

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    July 3, 2014

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    July 2, 2014

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