Ep.18: Beakers and Jackets - Experiments in Scaling Agile

Following up with last week's discussion on different styles of Agile + swarm, today I have two guests to talk about experiments in scaling Agile. William Kammersell and Lieschen Quilling both work on Agile Central at CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software). I originally saw William speak about this topic at Rocky Mountain Product Camp - rmpcamp.org.

William and Lieschen have done a lot of experimenting with scaling Agile in order to get their ‘big idea’ features out more quickly, and they tell us how they performed these experiments. 

SPOILER: You need beakers and lab coats (aka 'jackets') to get started on this Agile experimenting. 

We also dive into how teams are organized at Rally, how to get your team on board with experimenting, how to elicit feedback, what defines success, and how to get started.

Timeline: 

00:58 - 15:58 - Guest intros, Acronomicon, upcoming episodes overview & other shenanigans
15:58 - 19:06 - Cool Sh*t or Bullsh*t
19:06 - 52:00 - Experiments in Scaling Agile

Medium article that explores this topic further: 
Kaizen: Experiments in Scaling Agile: https://medium.com/@lieschen/kaizen-experiments-in-scaling-agile-af7a19e47927

Guest Info:

William Kammersell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowToTrainAPM
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-kammersell-b8ba008/
Blog: http://www.howtotrainaproductmanager.com/
I originally saw William present this topic at Rocky Mountain Product Camp - a *fantastic* event for PMs if you’re in the Denver/ Boulder area, which he helps organize - rmpcamp.org.

Lieschen Gargano Quilling
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LieschenGQ
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lieschen-gargano-quilling-80781622/
Medium: https://medium.com/@lieschen