Agile Meets the Real World

March 2, 2023
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

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There’s a lot of hype around the capabilities of agile methodology. But where is Agile most effective in practice?

Session Details

This virtual seminar & panel discussion focuses on the lessons learned from the Agile Revolution. Agile is not just a tool, but needs to look collectively at people, process, and technology to be truly effective. We must look at problems and see what we are trying to solve. We need to think about things that connect to each other and create transformational value.

Presentation Topics Covered
  • The Agile model is powerful but may not fit all scenarios. Where does the model apply and not apply? How are evangelists seeing the agile revolution?
  • Outcome-driven design: Agile is often over-heavy on process, the goal is outcome-driven design. How do we make that happen?
  • Let’s explore the entire software stack and the practices around that…
  • Connecting data to agile. How are we tracking metrics of data effectiveness moving away from account centric finance?
  • Comparing Agile adoption vs. increasing collaboration between IT, bus, and ops.
  • Creating an agile culture
  • REAL benefits and success of using the agile model. Where do people have to make corrections to the agile model?

 

Panel Abstract

Agile is a powerful model for application development–is it universally applicable? Agile evangelists seek to make agile the “universal acid” that dissolves all other models and replaces them with sprints and stand-ups and the rest (which will vary depending on their preferred flavor of agile). But, organizations of all sorts have significant challenges adopting truly agile methods even in its original domain – software development.  These range from staff-centered issues of training and evaluation and compensation to operational issues (hello DevOps) to data architecture and tracking issues.

And is the method (agile) even the important part? Agile is often brought to an organization in a process and artifact heavy way, which can impede the part that actually affects the output: a responsive form of outcome-driven design. If agile methods are hard to impose in an existing organization, can we still get the design benefits and the responsiveness to changing expectations and needs?

Join us for a discussion of the real benefits of an agile model, and of the kinds of modifications financial services firms make to the generic version of agile in order to reap the greatest benefits in their own operational, legal, regulatory, and industry contexts.

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Agenda

10:00am – 10:05am

WSTA Introductions

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry Perspectives

John Burke | CTO, Nemertes

John Burke is CTO with Nemertes Research. He conducts and analyzes primary research in, and advises key enterprise and vendor clients on, hybrid cloud, software-defined networking including SD-WAN, automation, and DevOps. As a research analyst and consultant, he draws on his 30 years of experience as a practitioner and leader in IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications, and IT management. Mr. Burke holds an MA in the history of science and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University. His interests include baking, birding, and beer.

10:20am – 10:40am

Premier Sponsor Presentation

10:40am – 11:00am

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11:00am – 11:20am

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11:20am – 11:40am

Presentation

11:40am – 12:00pm

Break – Visit the Resource Rooms and Network with Attendees

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion

Abstract

Join us for a discussion of the real benefits of an agile model, and of the kinds of modifications financial services firms make to the generic version of agile in order to reap the greatest benefits in their own operational, legal, regulatory, and industry contexts. 

(Moderator) John Burke | CTO, Nemertes

John Burke is CTO with Nemertes Research. He conducts and analyzes primary research in, and advises key enterprise and vendor clients on, hybrid cloud, software-defined networking including SD-WAN, automation, and DevOps. As a research analyst and consultant, he draws on his 30 years of experience as a practitioner and leader in IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications, and IT management. Mr. Burke holds an MA in the history of science and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University. His interests include baking, birding, and beer.

1:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Location Details

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