Dreamforce 2008 : Transforming IT Success with Agile Development Processes
Transforming IT Success with Agile Development Processes Kirsten O. Wolberg, salesforce.com Steve Greene, salesforce.com Nicola Dourambeis, salesforce.com Track: IT Executive
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Steve Greene Sr. Director, Tools & Agile Development
Agenda <ul><li>Challenges of growth at salesforce.com </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Agile Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation Results </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices in IT </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
What is ADM? ADM (Adaptive Delivery Methodology) is an Agile discipline that is specific to salesforce.com. It employs Scrum project management framework, adopts certain extreme programming practices and is based on lean principles.
Transformation Results 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Features Delivered per Team Days between Major Releases
I knew we needed radical change to get us back on track to regular releases and agile delivered. ” Parker Harris Founder and Executive Vice President, Technology salesforce.com “
Nicola Dourambeis Sr. Program Manager, Agile Development
Moving ADM to IT Same problems, same results? <ul><li>Too much work, too many priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visibility on progress </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty resourcing projects and skill set gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of predictability </li></ul><ul><li>Late feedback from internal customers </li></ul>
The Future is Here – Apply what you’ve learned <ul><li>ADM provides competitive advantage with predictability, visibility and greater throughput </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale organizational transformations can accelerate ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Power of Force.com paired with ADM can produce immediate and dramatic results </li></ul>
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Kirsten O. Wolberg Chief Information Officer Nicola Dourambeis Sr. Program Manager, Agile Development QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION Steve Greene Sr. Director, Tools & Agile Development