Agile software development techniques are being adopted within the majority of organizations around the world and are now being applied “at scale” in very complex situations. This presentation shares data from recent industry surveys as to the adoption rate and success rate of agile techniques, overviews the Agile Scaling Model (ASM), and explores scaling issues such as geographically distributed teams, regulatory compliance, large teams, organizationally distributed teams, technical complexity, domain complexity, enterprise issues, and organizational challenges. Agile approaches enable you to achieve greater quality, improved return on investment (ROI), reduced time to market, and significantly easier governance although require greater collaboration, teamwork, and discipline on the part of IT professionals and business stakeholders.
Scott W. Ambler is Chief Methodologist for Agile and Lean with IBM Rational, working with IBM customers around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Agile Unified Process (AUP), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies and creator of the Agile Process Maturity Model (APMM). Scott is the (co-)author of 19 books, including Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, The Object Primer 3rd Edition, and The Enterprise Unified Process. Scott is a senior contributing editor with Dr. Dobb’s Journal. You can find his personal homepage here and his blog about Agility@Scale here.