Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Wednesday August 5, 2015 -- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at:
6360 Sprint Parkway Ovlerland Park KS 66211
Registration: This will be a sponsor supported event.
In order to help our sponsor plan accordingly and know how many
guests to expect, please register for this meeting at Eventbrite
into the Big Room changes everything, a story of transformation from
Rally’s Release Train Engineer
About a year ago Rally Software’s engineering group
had hit a rut. Segmented
into product lines Rally had 120 engineers delivering approximately 14
user facing features per quarter.
Some may say, that Rally had lost their way.
The “evolution to easy” resulted in Rally’s R&D department being
realization was a turning point, Rally needed to align to business needs
and collaborate as a whole to do what was best for their customers.
Fast-forward a year later, with 4 quarters of
collaborative large scale planning under their belt Rally’s R&D
department predictably delivers 4x as many features as they once did.
Engagement and morale is up amongst both engineers and
customer-facing employees and recently at their June users conference
Rally revealed one of the largest product announcements in their
history, accelerating their position in the market in the program and
Join Andrew Korbel, Rally’s Release Train Engineer,
to discuss how getting back to Agile basics has accelerated product
delivery and sparked process innovation across Rally’s R&D.
He will discuss their current approach to quarterly planning
which involves getting over 120 people into one big room and how that
event has transformed the way they prepare, plan, deliver and steer
Andrew Korbel is the Release Train Engineer for Rally’s R&D
Organization. In this role, he is the conduit between strategy and
execution with a major focus on R&D execution. He is passionate about
leadership and is a lean and pragmatic thinker that loves facilitating,
coaching, and mentoring teams as well as individuals. Andrew is active
in the Agile Community as a co-organizer of the Boulder Agile MeetUp and
has presented at major Agile conference.
Hope to see you
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What is Agile Software
Agile Software Development represents a number of lightweight or
agile software development methodologies and techniques including
Extreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal, Lean Software Development ,Test
Driven Development and others.