Agile Transformations that Stick: Lessons from Salesforce.com’s Enterprise Journey
In 2006 salesforce.com embarked on a radical transformation moving 200 technologists from Waterfall to Agile. Since that time, we have scaled Agile to more than 2000 technologists, with new transformations yearly - bringing our brand of Agile - which blends Scrum, Lean, XP and Kanban - into R&D, Technical Operations/Infrastructure, internal IT and our many acquisitions. We embrace values and principles over mechanics, which allows us to create an agile culture that pushes decision making down and asks everyone to continuously improve new ways of working. This talk will share how salesforce.com rolls out Agile, our lessons learned, what mistakes to avoid and how it is possible for companies to move from team mechanics to true sustained agility.