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Leading An Agile Transformation


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As Agile moves mainstream, test managers are being asked to lead their organizations to Quality and Productivity Breakthroughs with Agile.

This presentation shows you how.

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Leading An Agile Transformation

  1. 1. © 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />1<br />Leading an Agile Transition<br />50% Faster to Market<br />25% More Productive<br />¼ Expected Defects<br />
  2. 2. Agile Adoption Continues to Skyrocket<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />2<br />61% of SQA Professionals IndicateSome Agile Underway (42% Pilot) in theirorganizations (Borland SQE 2009 Survey)<br />4,000% Increase in Job Listings with“Agile” or “Scrum” Keywords<br />For a complete perspective read Agile Adoption Rates –So What and Why Do I Care?<br />
  3. 3. Adoption Increases are Fueledby Proven Business Benefits<br />37% Faster to Market(Rally Teams 50%)1<br />16% More Productive Translates to Lower Costs(Rally Teams 25%)1<br />¼ the Expected Defect Rate1<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />3<br />QSMA Benchmarked 26 Agile development projects, against a database of 7,500 primarily traditional development projects in 500 organizations.Results – Agile teams using Rally were 50% faster to market and 25% more productive @ ¼ the expected defect rates.<br />1) QSMA and Cutter Consortium ROI study on Agile teams, 2008.<br />
  4. 4. Adoption Starts with A Pilot Team<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />4<br />Agile organizations are built in steps…<br />In Step 1, Teams pilot Agile. These teams include testers who are co-locatedwith developers. The Quality Focus is on the “Whole Team” approach.<br />In Step 2 of an Agile transition, we focus on maturing Agile Pilot Teams and their practices. It’s typical in this phase to concentrate on improving test infrastructure including automated build and test.<br />For a full discussion of the “Flow, Pull, Innovate” model and a handy transition crib sheet see…<br />
  5. 5. Adoption Builds on Proven Practices<br /><ul><li>Rally’s “Learn Agile” Web Site Provides Deep Self-Education Content
  6. 6. Webinars and Blog
  7. 7. Rally Rev-up WebinarSign up at: and Rally in 0-60 Minutes
  8. 8. Rally Blog for adoption guidance and thought leadershipSign up at:
  9. 9. Rally has trained 1,200+ Agile teams,offerings include…</li></ul>© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Implementing Agile Teams WorkshopAccelerates Team Adoption<br />5-Day Onsite Service<br />Designed to accelerate team adoption of Agile<br />Combination of coaching, mentoring and hands-on workshop.<br />Detailed Agenda:<br />Moody’s Cites 4X Faster Time To Market with Rally and Agile“An Agile team took over the complete redesign of one of our most successful desktop products, turning it into a scalable enterprise solution. A project of that scope would likely have taken two to three years using our older waterfall-style process; we released version 1.0 of the redesigned product to the market in twelve months.”<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />6<br />
  11. 11. Agile Test and Engineering PracticesTeach Teams to Pull Quality Forward<br />2-Day Intensive Workshop<br />For Agile/Scrum teams looking to improve test and quality practices<br />Combination of coaching, mentoring and hands-on workshop.<br />Detailed Agenda:<br />ScriptLogic Cites 50% Fewer Maintenance Releases Required<br />“We save time because we are better managed, and we save money because we have tighter releases with higher quality. We…know more than we ever did about releases when we put them out.”<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />7<br />
  12. 12. Rally’s Agile Lifecycle Management Solution Speeds Time to Market by 50%<br />Unites Project, Requirements,Test and Defect Management<br />Free 30 Day Trial Edition<br />Scales from Small Projects to Distributed Multi-Team Programs<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />8<br />Gartner Endorses Rally<br />“Rally…has the strongest overall support for Agile.”<br />BMC Software Productivity up by 20-50%<br />“When we started with Agile, I was concerned it might be a less disciplined method for development. In reality, it’s more disciplined, and provides more accountability. Using Agile with Rally’s solutions is giving us stronger, more tangible metrics and better visibility into our progress.”<br />Comet Solutions Boosts Quality by 25%<br />“As a result of Agile and Rally, the quality of our software has increased dramatically, specifically because we can detail test cases for each user story and constantly track our progress.”<br />
  13. 13. Test and Defect Management IntegrationsPreserve Existing Investments<br />HP Quality Center<br />Defect Tracking<br />Open Web ServicesAPI for CustomIntegrations<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />9<br />Perot Systems Cites Test Components<br />“Rally’s solution wraps requirements management, project management and the testing components all into one solution”<br />
  14. 14. Summary and Next Steps<br />Summary<br />61% of SQA Report Agile Adoption<br />Adoption Fueled by Benefits<br />50% Faster to Market<br />25% More Productive<br />¼ Expected Defect Rate<br />Rally ALM Unites Project,Requirements, Test andDefect Management<br />Integrations LeverageExisting Investments<br />Rally has Trained 1,200+ Teams<br />Next Steps<br />© 2009 Rally Software Development, Inc.<br />10<br />Form a dedicated pilot team to trial Agile’s short cycles, quality and engineering practices<br />Request a free 30-dayRally Enterprise Edition trial<br />Review Rally’sAgile Adoption & Success Offerings<br />