AgileByExample 2018

Ran Nyman

Ran is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in professional software development field. First programs he wrote in CP/M operating system using BASIC language in the middle of eighties. Since then he moved to more modern languages like C, C++, and Java. Ran has extensive experience in design patterns, UML, distributed systems, Test Driven Development and Specification by Example, Executable Requirements (also know as Acceptance Test Driven Development).

Currently, Ran is working as a consultant and trainer in process improvement field helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working. The primary focus has been on how to move big products (over 100 people) to use Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Lean. This work includes giving wide range of trainings, workshops, team coaching and management consulting.

Ran is Certified LeSS Trainer from LeSS Company and Certified Scrum Trainer from Scrum Alliance.

10 Years of Examples Using Large-Scale Scrum

In this talk, we will see specific examples where Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is used. Large-Scale Scrum is nothing new it has been used successfully since 2005 in various products. Doing multi-team Scrum in large organizations is not easy and not meant to faint-hearted. You need persistence, exprience and luck to succeed. In this talk, I will share my various experiences on the long journey using LeSS.
We will see examples of what has worked and what we learned from the setbacks. The adoptions vary from greenfield development to changing the established organization. The products differ from telecom to insurance products. After the talk, you have ideas on where to focus when you start doing Scrum in large organizations.

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Workshop— Using Systems Thinking in Designing Organisation

Organisations are wonderfully complex and seeing the whole is a severe problem when we want to improve the organizations' capability. In this session, we practice system modeling and look how it can be used in designing an organization that works.

First, we look at what systems thinking is and practice the notation using simple problems. Then we dive into more interesting organizational design issues and see what kind of insight we can find using systems thinking.