Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
@ Texas 3
As Enterprise-level organizations look to maximize the effectiveness of Information Technology and Software Development activities through adoption of agile techniques, it is common that agile development practices may interact or be impacted by other disciplines already entrenched within the Enterprise. This talk will explore three specific Enterprise disciplines that commonly interact with agile / lean software development: * Enterprise-level Process Improvement Activities driven through Six Sigma Methodologies (DMAIC, DMADV, Kaizen) * Business Process Management (BPM) * Enterprise Configuration Management (CM) For each discipline, recommended integration patterns will be presented to describe how agile development activities can improve the effectiveness of these common Enterprise disciplines. Discussion will also outline recommended services that staff supporting each Enterprise discipline (Six Sigma, BPM & CM) should provide to optimize the software delivery and innovation that can be achieved using agile and lean development techniques. The presentation will also focus on the unique knowledge, skills, abilities, and perspectives that Six Sigma, BPM & CM practitioners have and how often they can integrate with agile development efforts to help teams mitigate specific challenges. Discussion will highlight specific messaging strategies and patterns to ensure effective collaboration between core agile development staff and staff supporting other Enterprise disciplines. Lastly, the presentation will provide messaging strategies to deconflict the core activities of agile development from the core activities of Six Sigma, Business Process Management, and Enterprise Configuration Management. All materials shared during this presentation have been compiled during a 4+ year Enterprise-level change management effort embarked on by a large United Stated Department of Defense organization to adopt agile software development within an Enterprise that was proficient at Six Sigma, BPM and Configuration Management prior to adopting agile.