Salesforce.com has been well played on the public scene over the past two years, but this year we have a couple of new topics to explore from Catherine Connor and Eric Babinet. I highly recommend their talks from the experience they have had in growing their agility practice from just over 200 people in 2007 to well over 800 today! That includes agile transitions for IT and Technical Operations in addition to the growth in Research and Development.
- How Product Management Must Change to Enable the Agile Enterprise by Catherine Connor
- Improving the Quality of Your Dialogs – Eric Babinet
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is relatively new on the public agility sector, but has been practicing agility for a few years now within their IT Application Development and Support Organizations. They have two excellent talks this year based on specific projects they lead internally. Both projects took a very creative, culturally sensitive, and agile approach to re-thinking quality and support. If you are looking for ways to improve either within your organization, these talks/papers are a must see/read.
- The Amazing Team Race – A Team-Based Agile Adoption by Gabino Roche and Belkis Vasquez
- Scrum 911! Using Scrum to Overhaul a Support Organization by Bhaven Sheth