Working with Agile in a Waterfall Environment<br />A case study in the Challenges of a High Risk Project<br />
Development Environment<br />Largest Health Insurance provider in the Pacific Northwest<br /> ~6000 of employees<br />Typi...
Transparency: Health Cost Estimator<br />100 members<br />5 Scrum teams<br />3 year $8.5 Million<br />Corporate Key Initia...
High Company Risk<br />High Importance to the CEO<br />Complex Data Analysis<br />Complex Org. Silos<br />No external proj...
Why Agile?<br />Waterfall failed<br />Early risk visibility<br />Adapt and make changes early<br />It was a web project…<b...
Results<br />Risks explored in increments<br />Most important features delivered first<br />4 major releases<br />1 ½ year...
This case study in ENTERPRISE Agile<br />Enterprise Agile is like…<br />Enterprise <br />Agile<br />Waterfall<br />
How to Reach: Joseph Flahiff<br />SMART WAY<br />THE<br />Lead<br />TO<br />PROJECTS<br />YOUR<br />Joseph Flahiff, PMP, C...
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  • Largest Healthcare Insurance provider in the Pacific Northwest ~6000 of employeesTypical ProjectsClaims Processing (CP-SS)ComplianceWeb, “eBusiness” 90/10 : Waterfall /AgileTransparency: Health Cost Estimator100 members5 Scrum teams3 year $8.5 MillionCorporate Key Initiative Largest Insurer in the Pacific NW/ Inter Mountain areaWA, OR, UT, IDNOT A SOFTWARE COMPANYProvider SearchEnhanced Cost estimatorClick to chatMember feedbackSpecialist referral tool
  • High risk project.  Steering committee with a lot of optionsPressure to not do project, surfaced discount structure How can you do Agile where every changes has to be reviewed by a risk committee?    
  • This case study in ENTERPRISE Agile shows that Enterprise agile is like calling this man an athlete. Enterprise agile may be weightier than agile in a startup But given the right circumstances it can still take down waterfall
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    1. 1. Working with Agile in a Waterfall Environment<br />A case study in the Challenges of a High Risk Project<br />
    2. 2. Development Environment<br />Largest Health Insurance provider in the Pacific Northwest<br /> ~6000 of employees<br />Typical Projects<br />Claims Processing (CP-SS)<br />Compliance<br />Web, “eBusiness”<br /> 90/10 : Waterfall /Agile<br />
    3. 3. Transparency: Health Cost Estimator<br />100 members<br />5 Scrum teams<br />3 year $8.5 Million<br />Corporate Key Initiative <br />
    4. 4. High Company Risk<br />High Importance to the CEO<br />Complex Data Analysis<br />Complex Org. Silos<br />No external project drivers = no drivers<br />Challenges: Health Cost Estimator<br />
    5. 5. Why Agile?<br />Waterfall failed<br />Early risk visibility<br />Adapt and make changes early<br />It was a web project…<br />
    6. 6. Results<br />Risks explored in increments<br />Most important features delivered first<br />4 major releases<br />1 ½ year product roadmap<br />Project<br />A year later Received “Best of Blues” Award<br />
    7. 7. This case study in ENTERPRISE Agile<br />Enterprise Agile is like…<br />Enterprise <br />Agile<br />Waterfall<br />
    8. 8. How to Reach: Joseph Flahiff<br />SMART WAY<br />THE<br />Lead<br />TO<br />PROJECTS<br />YOUR<br />Joseph Flahiff, PMP, CSP<br />www.WhitewaterProjects.com<br />joseph@whitewaterprojecs.com<br />Twitter.com/joseph_flahiff<br />Enterprise Agile Podcast<br />206.276.1386<br />
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