Past Meetup

Nine Ways to Tank Your Scaled Agile Implementation

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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM - Presentation
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking break
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Lightning Talk(s)
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Presentation continues
8:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Takeaways and Retrospective
8:15 PM - Adjourn

PDU Info:

Category "B", 2 PDUs for PMPs and PMI-ACPs (Strategic & Business)

2 CEUs for CSPs

Parking Information:

Enter on Metro Center drive, look for the signs for Visa M1 visitor parking, use the phone at the security gate to request access.


This event includes FREE food and beverages!


Effective practices for scaling agile are important, but understanding the principles are key. We must know why prioritizing may fail, why some metrics may drive poor outcomes, and why the illusion of predictability could tank our scaling.

In this session we look at nine people, each of whom violates one of the key SAFe Lean-Agile principles with disastrous outcomes. You'll meet Jimmy Gimmee, Alejandro Architect, Mikki Milestone, and many others! Can you spot them in your context? What's more, will you be able to change their legacy mindsets? In this interactive session, you'll listen, vote, and interact and (hopefully) wake up the next day with a scaled smile on your face!

Expected takeaways:

* Link the nine Lean-Agile principles to the practices they support

* Understand the anti-patterns in your context which could jeopardize your scaled agile implementation based on these principles

* Identify the people in your context you'll need to begin "converting"

About the speaker -

Drew Jemilo, Co-founder, SAFe Fellow, and Principal Consultant

Drew is co-founder, SAFe Fellow, and Principal Consultant of Scaled Agile, Inc. His purpose is to make people's work lives happier and more satisfying while improving business outcomes for the world's largest enterprises.

After starting his career at Anderson Consulting in the late 80s and early 90s, he moved to Van Kampen Funds, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, where he used early adaptive methods to define and build new software products and migrate off their legacy systems. Following that, he joined a private startup consulting firm of 40 employees. As IT Director, he helped it grow to a global public company of 1,700.

In 2008, Drew began an enterprise Agile consulting company, Fast Frontier. In 2011, he formally partnered with Dean Leffingwell to roll out the first iteration of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Today, 80% of Fortune 100 companies have SAFe-trained practioners. He feels well on his way to accomplishing his purpose!


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