DON'T MISS THE UPCOMING RATIONAL USER COMMUNITY WEBINAR:
Agile Adoption in a Waterfall Environment - Lessons from the Kroger Mobile Application Development Team's Adoption of IBM Disciplined Agile
Monday, August 27 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (EDT).
Speaker: Gerald Smith, Kroger
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Like many other traditional brick-and-mortar companies, The Kroger Co. has sought ways to improve its ability to deliver software solutions better, faster, and more cheaply as a means to stay ahead of its competition. Along the way, Kroger had cultivated a deeply rooted waterfall development process, due to the constraints of their more complex project environments. As a result, Kroger has struggled in its transformation to adopt Agile practices. This presentation will be delivered in 2 sections:Part I
We will discuss the company’s experiences in transitioning from a Waterfall approach to become a more Agile organization – with full knowledge that a unilateral adoption of Agile practices would not be effective in this environment. Kroger’s experience illustrates how a hybrid approach (one that brings together a combination of traditional and Agile practices) that focuses on key business drivers and a pragmatic Agile adoption framework can reap tangible results within the context of an existing waterfall process. Part 2
Provide details of the Agile pilot that was conducted to validate the benefits of using disciplined Agile practices within Kroger. We will discuss how a methodical, real-world Agile approach enabled Kroger to accelerate its software delivery cycles by 18.5% while using less than 20% of the projected budget – all while significantly increasing product owner and customer satisfaction. Click here to register today!
About the Speaker:
Gerald Smith is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Project Management Professional at The Kroger Company. He has successfully piloted an agile software development transformation initiative in 2011. This initiative identified metrics, a framework, and role and responsibility guidelines that have delivered software products better, faster, and cheaper.