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

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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


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Laura Burke Olson

Laura Burke Olson has worked as an Agile Coach and a consultant and for globally distributed software development teams at IHS Markit, Appia, and Rally Software. She aligned teams to accomplish large projects and improve their systems for software development. She facilitated planning... Read More →
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Mary Thorn

Agile Practices Lead, Vaco
During her more than 20 years of experience with financial, healthcare, and SaaS-based products, Mary Thorn has held VP, Director, and Manager level positions in various software development organizations.A seasoned Leader and Coach in Agile and Testing Methodologies, Mary has direct... Read More →

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