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Thursday, August 8 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Mass Conversion: transitioning to agile 10,000 people at a time (Arlo Belshee) LIMITED

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Are you in a big company? Want to do agile? See several great ideas that just wouldn't work here because they are clearly designed for smaller companies? Wonder how you could even transition so many people without diluting the knowledge and skills?

Our team of 6 is transitioning 20,000 people at Microsoft, in 400+ product teams, over the course of a year. We are addressing all the tough problems: technical practices, generalizing the roles, dealing with legacy code, altering the relationship with customers, altering the culture used in reviews, and changing the ways teams think. This is not a planning-only Agile transition; we're changing the way code is written. We're going to share both our approach and specific techniques we used to change cultures, teach skills, alter behavior, and measure success.

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Arlo Belshee

Team Craftsman, Legacy Code Mender, and Rabblerouser, Tableau Software
Arlo helps you change cultures in large organizations. He transitions hundreds or thousands of people at a time to full technical and cultural prowess in a way that sticks. More importantly, Arlo gives your company the ability to change its own culture. He seeks to be the last consultant... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2013 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
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