Share the adventures and challenges of guiding scrum teams and agile organizations to success. Each session will start with a short presentation on a topic of interest. After that comes a facilitated discussion where participants can share challenges that they are facing and get feedback, ideas, and support from the group.
As VP Engineering, Mark Berner led Tivo’s adoption of scrum over the course of a decade. Tonight, he’ll share the hard-won lessons that he learned along that journey. We’ll hear what worked, what eventually worked, and what he’ll do differently the next time. Then Mark will lead a discussion exploring open questions he still has.
In 2010, Autodesk decided to make a dramatic strategic shift from traditionally delivered software to cloud services and architectures. As a part of that paradigm shift, senior leadership determined their existing IT architecture, infrastructure and organization were inadequate for the needs of the company. Randolph Harrison was brought in to lead the required transformation, which ultimately included adopting scrum. This presentation is a journey through the goals, challenges and results experienced while leading this transformation, along with some lessons that might be applied to future ones.
Randolph Harrison is a lifetime technologist with over 25 years of experience in both large corporations and startups. You can inspect the specifics at https://www.linkedin.com/in/capitalism2/ Additionally, he is an avid analog synthesizer fanatic and occasional musician, amateur mixed-signal electronic device designer, and journeyman in applying encryption and steganography techniques to privacy solutions.