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“Going agile” at a fifty-person startup is easy; at a 5,000 person ISV is impressive; and in a Fortune 500 company it’s often a nightmare. At large scale, the sheer number of legacy systems, stakeholder specific tools, and governance processes can turn even a simple agile deployment into a water-scrum-fall abomination. The ability to scale agile is critical for any size organization aspiring to remain competitive in a software-driven economy.
Jeff Downs leads a discussion about being agile by keeping the focus on people—rather than processes and tools—through integration. Jeff introduces several tool-agnostic integration patterns, including defect unification, agile orchestration, and supply chain integration, which are critical to any organization trying to succeed with large scale agile. Learn how these integration patterns lead to an integrated agile tool suite around your CLM investment that breaks down the barriers between teams, puts your people in a position to continuously collaborate, and enables a scaled agile initiative.
Jeff Downs, Senior Pre-Sales Engineer
Jeff Downs has more than ten years of hands-on testing and test tool experience at LexisNexis where he led the test tool transformation for their Test Center of Excellence. As a tool administrator, Jeff drove the effort to improve test efficiency and capability through tool best practices, integration, and administration. After seeing first-hand how disparate tool suites can hinder an organization, Jeff joined Tasktop in their mission to connect the world of software delivery. At Tasktop, he helps other companies bridge the gap between tools, make better use of those tools, and enable collaboration across the lifecycle—all through the power of integration. Contact Jeff on Twitter @jdowns26.
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