Post-Agile Scrum: The Need for Lean Software Development (webinar)

March 14, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Listen to the webinar audioPost-Agile Scrum (audio of the webinar)

The Agile Manifesto and the Agile movement have ushered in a new way of developing software. Today, many practitioners are discovering limitations to the usual approach to Agile which focuses mostly on local teams and projects. This limited focus developed as a reaction to heavy processes and teams' inability to make their own commitments. This resulted in many leading Agile practitioners to advocate an approach to "let the team figure it out," going so far as to state that the beauty of the Agile approach (such as Scrum) is that it avoids any kind of prescriptive formula. Yes, prescriptive formulas can be dangerous; however, having a set of principles to guide Agile practices can be extremely useful. Moreover, incorporating Lean management practices are critical for extending the capabilities of an organization using Agile methods.

Today, what is required is helping the entire enterprise become Agile. What is an Agile enterprise? An enterprise that can respond quickly to customer, environment and internal changes to create a competitive advantage. This requires much more than merely trying to apply practices that work for local teams to the entire enterprise - that approach is too simplistic. This Agile Enterprise-perspective is one of the biggest differences between current Agile practitioners and those going beyond Scrum.

These and other questions are pondered by Alan Shalloway in a webinar on Post-Agile Scrum, presented January 24, 2008. The webinar is available to registered users of the Net Objectives website for 30 days and to Net Objectives customers always. However,

you can still download:

Caution: This webinar is 61 minutes long, so the files are large

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design.



        

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