Jeff Sutherland 12/15/09
Agile Development in the Enterprise
Agile Development in the Enterprise provides a brief overview of Scrum, how it is deployed worldwide, and how venture capitalists use it to create hyperproductive teams in startup companies. The creator of Scrum will describe how the Scrum process itself was invented and the key success factors for achieving the design goals of Scrum. The strategy for deploying Scrum in large enterprises such as Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo will be described and case studies will review how a CMMI Level 5 company has institutionalized Scrum as its primary mode of development by first doubling productivity and then cutting contracting costs in half. The presentation will describe two cases of large distributed and outsourced Scrum teams that achieved a hyperproductive state at over five times the performance of comparable waterfall teams. Scrum is a disruptive technology and is increasingly used for whole companies, not just software teams, for continuous process improvement and attaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.