Register today for the August 27 Webinar: Agile Adoption in a Waterfall Environment - Lessons from the Kroger Mobile Application Development Team's Adoption of IBM Disciplined Agile
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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
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:
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.
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.
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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.