Small is beautiful in software. While big software might not be beautiful, more often than not, it's in the nature of what needs to be accomplished. This contrast between the beauty of small and the requirements of the big generates systemic tension in many software projects, organizations, and companies. Resolving this conflict is the focus of this webinar.
Drawing upon their repeated successes implementing large-scale Agile deployments, Israel Gat and Hubert Smits discuss their "secret sauce" for success. They will explain why "Big Agile" requires much more than methodical rigor. They will highlight the various aspects of implementation that you need to pay close attention to - items that are beyond the team level. And, they will illustrate the practices they use to implement "Big Agile," relating examples from the deployments they drove.
In the course of bridging the gap between method and implementation, Israel and Hubert will traverse the evolution of Agile from 2001 to now. The key message for participants in the webinar is straightforward: Agile in 2012 is very different from Agile in 2001 because the business context and competitive environment nowadays are drastically different from those experienced in 2001. To succeed with your Agile implementation today, you must approach it in a very different manner than you did in the past.
The webinar isfacilitated by Anne Mullaney, Cutter's Vice President of Marketing. During the first half of the webinar Anne interviews Israel and Hubert along the lines indicated above. In the second half, she poses questions from the audience to Israel and Hubert.