Why your agile can't scale (and what to do about it)

4-6 October 2017

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

A 60 minute Tutorial by:

Cat Swetel

Praxis Flow

About this Tutorial

Do your DevOps or agile teams include a finance manager, marketing director, executive strategist, compliance officer, security expert, risk management representative, etc?

If your teams are continuously deploying, are your customers and customer support agents kept continuously informed? Are your development teams able to relate their work back to the strategy set forth by executive leadership? Does portfolio investment clearly align to the executive strategy? If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, then your agile will never truly scale.

For medium and large sized organisations, establishing agile teams is only part of the puzzle of maximising value delivered. Optimising the interactions between teams is the secret to recognising the greatest gains in efficiency and productivity. By creating an organisation-wide coherence check of the efforts of separate value streams and functions, you can create a truly agile organisation with the ability to quickly deliver value to customers while anticipating and planning for the future needs of the market.

This session is intended for leaders, managers and change agents serving organisations that are struggling with, or just beginning to attempt, agility at scale. It offers actionable advice for understanding and improving the relationships between teams, functions and products/services.

About the Speaker

Cat has experience applying lean principles in a variety of settings: from start-ups to large enterprises, warehouses to web. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys making jokes about Bitcoin, hiking and reading feminist literature.


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