How to Fail When You Scale
Join Jeff Sutherland, Ph.D., Certified ScrumMaster Trainer and Co-Creator of the Scrum development process and Ian Culling, CTO, VersionOne as they share their insights. Learn about how to extend a successful agile pilot project across a development organization and scaling large agile deployments. Specifically, learn how to avoid the five sure-fire ways to fail at scaling.
    Don't fall into these scaling agile traps
    • Skimp on training and education
    • Practice agile in silos
    • Ignore other areas of the business
    • Encourage organizational complexity
    • Fail to scale the infrastructure
    About the Presenters
    Presented by Jeff Sutherland and Ian Culling. As CTO for VersionOne, Ian brings 20+ years of broad information technology experience, with responsibility for software product management, design & development and enterprise information technology. He has significant practical experience with the introduction, scaling and adaptive execution of agile methods, having initially implemented strict XP with a single team in 2000.  Since that time, Ian has progressed to lead & coach both small and large organizations in their transition to agile methods. Prior to joining VersionOne, Ian led the adoption of agile methods at Alogent Corporation as VP, Development, leveraging aspects of Scrum for scaling across multiple teams and products. This, combined with select XP developer practices and approach for planning & tracking, resulted in a Scrum-wrapped XP implementation, now a fairly common model within the agile community today.