Agile Portfolio Based Release Trains
We all know that Agile works great for small dedicated projects. However, only a small part of projects do fit that profile, especially in larger corporate environments. In those environments, you typically will need to add features and fixes to recently launched products, provide maintenance and support for older products until they reach their end of life and last, initiate and release new projects. This challenge has to be solved by any successful enterprise. The ‘Responding to Change over following a Plan’ thinking of the Agile Manifesto seems to contradict such an environment where big planning upfront seems to be mandatory. What a false truism! Agile is the perfect tool to combine those different types of work into regular cohesive but flexible releases.
This talk will show how a Scrum implementation based on release trains and agile portfolio management is an effective solution to a very common large enterprise problem.