9:00 - 9:20Introduction and scene-settingKeith Richards, agilekrc
9:20 - 9:35Introduction to Sponsors
9:35 - 10:10A pragmatist’s guide to real world agile execution : And the business and operational value that can be gainedBola Rotibi CEng., Research Director, Creative Intellect Consulting Ltd.
In this presentation, industry analyst and Research Director, Bola Rotibi will outline strategies adopted by organisations of varying sizes and maturity, and from across the market landscape, towards Agile execution and greater business and operational agility.
The presentation will showcase the following:
- A reasoned position on the key business issues addressed by organisations moving to agile development or deployment practices along with the challenges presented and the solutions offered.
- The business and organisational process changes underpinning a move to agile deployment and delivery
- The top 3-5 patterns for Agile deployment practices within the market that can be reused across multiple contexts and for different industry sectors
In essence, this presentation will look to understand the presence of Agile or Lean practices within organisations along with their impact on the business and their applicability across key market sectors. The goal will be to leave the audience with the ability to identify areas of focus pertinent to their organisational needs. Just as importantly will be guidance that will allow them to ensure that they are well positioned to leverage best practices and solutions to common challenges.
10:10 - 10:45The Agile PMO - practical value driven change leadership in projects and portfoliosMichael Nir, President, Sapir Consulting
Conclusive research findings inform us that many PMO roll-outs are disbanded in two years. Yet, we repeat the same mistakes in our PMO implementations – wasting budgets, resources and time. In this presentation we investigate the many pitfalls that PMOs fall into.
We present a contemporary model for PMO agility which includes:
• Removing waste in process and projects
• Selecting and prioritizing projects in a SAFe® approach
• Effective resource management using Kanban or CCPM tools and
• Promoting Agile leadership.
Key take away – a PMO must deliver value to the organization constantly. Value isn’t template, tools and processes rather it is the ability to finish the right projects faster!
10:45 - 11:20Tea & Coffee
11:20 - 11:55Why Docker changes everythingDan North, Dan North & Associates Ltd
A year ago hardly anyone had heard of Docker, a small open source project using some arcane features of the Unix operating system. Going into 2015 Docker, or more accurately container-based deployment, is suddenly on every corporate IT roadmap.
What is a Docker container? How is it different from a virtual machine? Why does it matter? And more importantly why should you care about it?
As physical servers give way to virtual machines, and virtual machines give way to cloud infrastructure, containers may be the magic dust that enables your organisation to make the best use of its existing hardware investment and pave the way to Continuous Delivery.
In this talk, Dan North describes the landscape that container-based deployment is shaping, and gives you some pointers to tools, technologies and resources so you can start exploring it for yourself.
11:55 - 12:30KEYNOTE: Agile – Scaling to Enterprise
Andrew Michael Howard, HP
In this presentation, Andrew will discuss HP's experiences of ways to scale Agile practices to the Enterprise level and to further realise the value of Enterprise Agility through DevOps practices.
12:30 - 13:00Panel: All of the above morning speakers form this panel and participate in a Q &A discussion
13:00 - 14:00Lunch