Waterfall meets Disciplined Agile
A real world example of Agile transformation
Agility is still just a buzzword in many large organizations. That is slowly starting to change and we are seeing larger companies beginning to take their first tentative steps towards agility.
Culturally the shift towards Agility is a big challenge.
The change management required cannot be overstated. It is critical to be able to respect the organizational history and processes while enabling agile innovation.
This presentation is about an example project in a typical large company. The project was running in a waterfall process and was converted to a more agile process. Several core agile practices were adopted. In order to respect the organizational structure and expectations, some interfaces were developed to bridge between the agile and waterfall processes. These interfaces were neither pure agile nor pure waterfall, but allowed the different teams to work together. This presentation shows one example of how agility was introduced in a waterfall organization.
This is not a presentation aimed at the already converted, nor will it appeal to either Agile or Waterfall purists. In this presentation we look at the business challenges, the business context, and the concrete actions taken to respect the waterfall environment and drive disciplined agile practices.