Since SAP S/4 HANA introduction to the market SAP considers „Agile“ as a default way of running SAP projects. The motivation for it was the changed expectation of SAP customers FROM longterm implementation of highly customized solutions TO flexibility, faster time to market and innovation.
However a transformation from Waterfall to Agile holds multiple challenges which often lead to misconceptions about „Agile“ and hinder its successful adoption. Such as hierarchical function-oriented organizational structures, old-school command&control management, the fear of change, no common understanding of what „Agile“ actually is.
According to Haufe’ research „Agility barometer 2017“ in the DACH region ca. 70% of the surveyed managers and 90% of employees reported that the do not use any agile framework or methodologies however ca. 64% of all surveyed believe an agile approach would be beneficial for their company. In the worldwide survey „State of agile“ with a strong focus on North America there were only 9% of all surveyed who stated not having any agile initiatives in their companies.
In this session we will explore what is „Agile“, how it can be applied to SAP projects, what are the pitfalls and the prerequisites for the success of an agile SAP delivery.
18:00-18:30 Check-in (please arrive within this time slot)
18:30-19:10 Agile and SAP: interactive session
19:10-19:40 SAP S/4 HANA implementation with the SAP Activate methodology at a big company from the Energy sector
19:40-20:10 SAP delivery with Scrum@scale
20:10-20:40 Agility adoption at SAP SE
20:40-21:00 Q&A and networking
Guest Speaker # 1: Robert Briese - Agile & Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Coach and Trainer, Owner at Lean Sherpas GmbH
Guest Speaker # 2: Thoralf Klatt - Agile Coach at IBM
Guest Speaker # 3: Mathias Held - Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Senior Development Expert at SAP SE (https://www.sap.com/germany/)
Moderator: Elena Banach – Management Consultant and Owner at Agilon GmbH - SAP Partner for SAP S/4 HANA Implementation Services and Agile SAP Project Management (https://agil-on.com)
In cooperation with Agile Piano Meetup Berlin and Thoralf Klatt - SAP Partner, Enterprise Agile Coach, Agile Center of Excellence Europe, SPC + Scrum@Scale Trainer at IBM Services Europe (https://www.ibm.com)