Beyond Easy Agile: Overcoming Agile Adoption in Established Enterprises

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HootSuite Headquarters

5 East 8th Ave · Vancouver, BC

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Networking at 6:00 PM; sessions starts at 6:30 PM

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Join us for an evening with Scott Ambler to discuss the challenges faced by established enterprises that want to transition to Agile practices.

Many agile methods and strategies are geared towards small teams working in reasonably straightforward situations. That’s great work if you can get it. Most enterprises that are adopting agile today have been in operations for decades and sometimes centuries. They are typically dealing with significant investments in legacy systems and processes that won’t go away any time soon. They have an existing culture that is usually not-as-agile as it could be and an organization structure that puts up many roadblocks to collaboration. Their staff members are often overly specialized and many people do not have skills in agile software development techniques, and there are many thoughts as to what needs to be done to improve things, the adoption of agile being one of many. This is certainly not the startup company environment that we keep hearing about.

During the presentation, Scott will be discussing:

• The challenges faced by established enterprises

• Enterprise agile in practice – OR - Thinking outside of the Scrum and SAFe boxes

• Pragmatic agile over purist agile

• The people-process-tools triad – Or – Going beyond focusing on being agile

• The skills of an enterprise team coach

• The skills of an enterprise executive coach

• The reality of working with some of your IT teams – OR – Prepare for anything from open arms to a multi-year, running gun battle

Come and discover why agile is different in established enterprises. Learn how to overcome common enterprise roadblocks to agile adoption, and how agile software development works in enterprises. Discover what it means to coach in established enterprises.

About Scott Ambler

Scott W. Ambler is a Canadian software engineer (, consultant and author. He is an author of a number of books focused on the Disciplined Agile Delivery ( process decision framework, the Unified process (, Agile software development (, the Unified Modeling Language (, and Capability Maturity Model ( (CMM) development.