Agile @ Yahoo! from the Trenches
We are going to traverse the long and winding history of Agile at Yahoo! – beginning with the period just prior to the introduction of Agile over 5 years ago, to its current (and unfinished) state – all from the viewpoint of the Agilista in the trenches. Whether the adoption is driven from the top down or bottom up, progress hasn’t always been in a straight path. We hope that the experiences we share will provide valuable insight for others in their roll-out of Agile in the enterprise, and how the DNA of Agile can survive and even thrive in both supportive and challenging circumstances.
The 45-minute session will be divided into 30 minutes for presentation with 15 minutes for a discussion and Q&A. We will present a historical timeline to highlight key events in the evolution of the Yahoo! Agile adoption. Pictures and artifacts of key events will be shown. To encourage a frank and open discussion with the audience, we will allow time for exploration and analysis of the controversial issues.
- Learn paths and patterns of success and failure for communicating up and down the management hierarchy
- Learn paths and patterns of success and failure for communicating within and across teams and peer organizations
- Learn short term and long term adoption strategies for successful enterprise adoptions
- Learn lessons of how to survive as an Agilista in a chaotic environment