Mariya Breyter

Mariya Breyter

 Ilio Krumins-Beens

Ilio Krumins-Beens

6/17/13

Mariya Breyter and Ilio Krumins-Beens

Talk: Enterprise Cadence

Enterprise-wide Agile transformations start with enthusiasm and dedication, and yet most transformations fail within one year from the start of the Agile rollout. In our case study of Agile transformation at Kaplan Test Prep, we are going to introduce a framework for sustaining and enhancing success of your Agile rollout, which we define in an acronym, CADENCE, which stands for C – coaching, A – assistance, D – development, E –  engagement, N – networking, C – collaborative culture, E – evaluate and adapt.
In our presentation, we will provide practical advice on how we made Agile CADENCE work for us in enhancing our Agile transformation, and suggest specific ways of making your Agile rollout successful on enterprise level.

Mariya Breyter, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP is an IT management and project management professional with over ten-year experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in media and education, including managing large teams on multimillion-dollar projects. She is a passionate agilist and an active member of New York City agile community. Mariya is also a contributor to a number of online resources on agile and project management topics, including her own blog. In 2011, Mariya was selected as one of the winners of The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute’s PMO Case Study competition. In February 2012, Mariya facilitated a discussion on executive coaching in Agile at Agile Open NYC. She has combined BA /MA degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Linguistics from Moscow State University, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She has been coaching Agile teams at Kaplan Test Prep in their transition to Agile including facilitating Scrum or Scrums and Impediment Removal Team meetings.


Ilio Krumins-Beens is an agile practitioner and coach with over 15 years working with teams to build software and web applications.  He has spent the last eight years working with teams to roll out Scrum and Scrum-ban practices.  Currently, the Executive Director of Agile Practices, at Kaplan Test Prep, Ilio is responsible for the transformation from waterfall to Agile of 20 teams.
Ilio Krumins-Beens has presented and co-authored the following work at various agile conferences and events: Rolling out Agile to the Enterprise(Agile NJ 2012), Great Scrums Require Great Product Owners (HICSS 2008), Ript™: Innovation and Collective Product Ownership (Agile 2007), Using Agile Practices to Spark Innovation(HICSS 2007). Read his blog here http://www.iliokb.com/