Storytelling at the Agile 2007 Conference by Steve Greene and Chris Fry. Exposes the dramatic success at Salesforce.com in transforming R&D into an Agile development organization in a \"Big Bang\" way.
Major enterprise-wide Agile Transformation in just 3 months
Transformation Results 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Features Delivered per Team Days between Major Releases
Transformation Results January 2007 March 2007 November 2007 August 2007 Rapid Reaction for an Agile World 60+ critical features delivered in < 9 months Average Idea to Release rate: 2.2 quarters 70% of Top 10 Ideas on track for delivery in 2007 Winter ‘08 Summer ‘08 Winter ‘09 Spring ‘08
Encourage radical visibility and over-communicate
Experiment, be patient and expect to make mistakes
Don’t be afraid to change the entire company all at one time
Agile Roadmap January October April October “ Agile Launch” Big Bang Rollout “ Excellence, Sustainability & Expansion” Expanding Velocity, Expanding Intelligence, Expanding Influence Globally January 144 146 July 148 150 152 Rollout Adoption Excellence Expansion