Presented by: John Belden

While most companies are moving from ‘waterfall’ to ‘agile’, most of the education to large companies comes from their Systems Integrator (SI).  But these projects tend to favor the SI because they entail keeping the agreements open-ended in terms of time and materials, instead of allowing for a fixed price.This means that a company really doesn’t know when the project is going to end, and they often forfeit large-deal price leverage.
 
Implementing agile at global scale introduces new challenges – team sizes are often in the hundreds, implementations are global, compliance is life critical, and the domain is very complex.  The larger the project, the greater the risk and need for oversight and constant involvement.  When the project is so long, its benefits are often not realized quickly.
 
This talk will explore:
 Risks and uncertainties associated with agile at scale 
 Specific risk mitigation techniques 
 Methods to contractually transfer risk to providers