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Wednesday, August 9 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Future-Backwards: Lessons Learned from Scaling Agile (Laura Burke, Mary Thorn)

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What if you went back in time and made changes to the way your organization adopted Agile? What were the key events that paved the way for success or failure? In this session, you will hear insights from of people who have scaled Agile around the world while learning the power of running a Future Backwards retrospective (Cynefin).
After the audience is lead through the exercise, the presenters will share their own journey of scaling Agile in a large, distributed organization. By the end of the session, attendees will uncover key turning points from their own experiences and safely share them with the entire group.
We recommend attending with a colleague! However, if you haven’t ever scaled Agile in an organization and are attending to learn, no worries. You can help facilitate others at your table and learn more about their journey, all while gaining experience with a new retrospective technique - one that scales and is great for distributed-team.

Learning Outcomes:
  • * Future Backward retrospective technique
  • * Scaling issues and solutions from the presenters and the attendees
  • * Distributed Agile challenges


Laura Burke

ScrumMaster, Ipreo
As a ScrumMaster at Ipreo, I work with mobile development teams spread across two states and three countries. Every team wants their product on a phone or tablet, so I get to partner a lot of teams and R&D leadership to improve our alignment and agility. | | Past experiences in the Agile world include time as a ScrumMaster at Appia and as a facilitator of corporate planning and trainer of "Collaboration Explained" at Rally Software. Talk to... Read More →
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Mary Thorn

A VP of QA at Deutsche Bank Global Technologies in Cary, North Carolina, Mary Thorn has a broad testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety of technologies and testing techniques. During her more than fifteen years of experience in healthcare, HR, agriculture, and SaaS-based products, Mary has held manager and contributor level positions in software development organizations. She has a strong... Read More →

Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
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