Using Agile Principles to Deliver Real Business Value at Scale

Delivering real business value from systems development efforts, even using agile approaches, turns out to be a formidable challenge especially in larger enterprises. Case studies of failed deliveries abound and too often reach general public notoriety. This talk shows organic paths to close gaps between business goals and actual systems development efforts by applying focused methods and processes already implicit in agile approaches. We will discuss use of scrums capable of sprint-speed definition of business objectives and value drivers and how to incorporate scrum and other agile techniques to the management of multiple team efforts in larger enterprises. Management tools and methods discussed include scrum team member selection for higher performance in targeted production. This presentation shows a simple and flexible approach to managing large enterprise systems development challenges successfully with key metrics and drivers defined via agile teams

Joe Hilger Joe Hilger Joe is Enterprise Knowledge's COO. He has over 20 years experience leading and implementing cutting edge, enterprise-scale IT projects. He has worked with an array of commercial and public sector clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, healthcare, publishing, hotel and lodging, telecommunications, professional services, the federal government, non-profit, and higher education. Joe uses Agile development techniques to help his customers bridge the gap between business needs and technical implementation. He has a long track record of leading high-performance professional teams to deliver enterprise-level solutions that provide real value. His development teams have a strong record of client satisfaction, innovation and leadership. Joe is an expert in implementing enterprise-scale content, search, and data analytics solutions. He consults on these areas with organizations across the country and has spoken on a wide range of topics including enterprise search, enterprise content management, big data analytics, Agile development and content governance. More from Joe Hilger »