From projects to product: Tales from an Agile Transformation

Agile Connect Scrum Alliance


Session Type:

  • Case Study (45 minutes).

Session Track:

  • Agile Transformation.

Session Language:

  • English.

Session Level:

  • Beginner (Shu) Practitioners.

Session Summary:

How to transform a software team from waterfall projects to Agile product? This is a first person tale about the endeavor of an Agile “Productification”.

Session Abstract:

In the beginning there was a classical project company, big telecom projects, Gantt plans, breakdown structures, requirements lists, traceability matrixes, etc… Software maintenance was getting more expensive, more complex, with developers trying to survive in a spaghetti development reality.

How we can move forward with a product vision in this organization? How to create a product mentality and put in place Agile right in the middle of the projects organization? Some software intrapreneurs decided to eat the system from inside… a silent transformation, a white revolution… an Agile Productification. This session is a first person tale about such game changer.

Learning Objectives:

The story will present a first person tale and experience of an Agile Productification endeavor, evangelizing teams into Agile principles, putting them collaborating, engaging the product vision, how Scrum ceremonies were put in place.

Challenges of introducing Agile in a classical project organization where projects and waterfall were the status quo.

All this and how at the end Scrum was allowed to exist, how Scrum proved for himself and how the major success was achieved: the creation of the software products area with a new product director role sitting at the board of administration!