• Abstract - Agile by Stealth
SDLC Inertia is the biggest inhibitor to Agile adoption. Why? Organizational change is hard. Many institutions are reluctant to rip out existing processes due to tangled process tentacles and team interdependencies that are far reaching. Plus, not everyone is convinced that change is actually needed. It often takes subtlety and wisdom to recognize how much Agile to introduce, how much visibility it merits, and which particular practices will garner the most benefit in a given area.
Bio - Jim Damato (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdamato) is a senior technology leader with over 20 years of experience taking enterprise software and IT initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and support. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies.
Now at Eliassen Group, he helps companies achieve their Agile strategies by implementing Scrum. His expertise includes applying Scrum in a real-world, hands-on, boots-on-the-ground way across all levels of an organization.
More realist than purist, his passion is making the benefits of Scrum more accessible to everyone, especially executives.