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Scaling Agile Projects


Topic

Customizing Agile for Large Projects: Agile methods (Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Crystal, Feature Driven Development, etc.) have been moving into the mainstream over the past few years. Industry leaders like Yahoo, Google, Travelocity, and Capital One have proven that, implemented appropriately, agile accelerates project delivery times, increases customer and employee satisfaction, and provides flexibility to changes in business requirements.

Forrester Research reports that 14 percent of North American and European "early adopter" enterprises are already using agile, and a second wave of adoption involving another 19 percent is underway with corporate IT enterprises leading the way. To be successful, large corporate IT groups have adapted agile for larger project teams and today's distributed development environments.

On Oct 3rd 2006, Sanjiv Augustine will present some of the essential techniques necessary to customize agile for large project teams. Learn how large agile project teams are organized, and how work is divided, coordinated and tracked among them.

Venue, Date & Time

  • Venue: Gestalt, King of Prussia, 680 American Ave, Suite 302, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Date: Oct 3rd 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM onwards

Agenda

  1. 6:30 - 7:00 - Greet, intro, and announcements, etc.
  2. 7:00 - 8:00 - Sanjiv's presentation
  3. 8:00 - 8:30 - Conclusion and further discussion
  4. 8:30 onwards - Social Hours


The meeting is open to all. If you want to attend, please RSVP via email to Michelle Salvado at ASAP. Please include your name, role and organization.


We need the role so that the speaker knows what the target audience is, in advance .


Many thanks to Gestalt for hosting the meeting and sponsoring the food.

About Sanjiv

Sanjiv Augustine is the Managing Director, Lean-Agile Consulting at CC Pace, and an industry-leading agile and lean expert.

He is a co-founder and board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). He is also the author of several publications and the book Managing Agile Projects(Prentice Hall 2005); and the founder and moderator of the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group.

He presents regularly at several agile conferences worldwide, and project management conferences including Project World and Project Summit.

Sanjiv has assisted clients in deploying agile and lean methodologies at many institutions large and small. As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to over one hundred people.

About the facility

Gestalt, LLC is located at 680 American Ave., King of Prussia. The building is located off of 1st Ave, in the King of Prussia Corporate area near the Convention Center. If you know how to get to the Convention Center on the corner of N. Gulph Road and 1st Ave, take 1st Ave. to American Ave. (2 lights down from Convention Center). Turn onto American Ave. and follow past the 2 hotels. Go straight through stop sign and the building will be the first one on your left. 680 American Ave. Front door is right across from Turnpike.


Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Enter Gestalt, LLC through the lobby doors; follow the signs to the meeting. The meeting will either be in the open area on the left side of the building from the lobby or in the conference room attached to the lobby. Signs will clearly direct you to the location.
The restrooms are behind the elevator shaft outside of the lobby.

Best 1-2 related resources

  1. Articles:
   1. Getting Started with Agile Delivery; http://www.gantthead.com/article.cfm?ID=230943&authenticated=1
   2. Agile Project Management: Steering from the Edges; http://www.agileprojectmgt.com/docs/augustine2.pdf
  1. Book: Managing Agile Projects; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131240714/102-8189776-7855323?n=283155

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