Agilitics: Correlating Agile Practices to Performance

March 7, 2018

Date & Time

March 7, 2018 9:30 PM - March 8, 2018 12:00 AM


Paul Anderson Auditorium

400 S. Tryon St

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Register by January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

Scrum or Kanban? Estimate in story-points or task-hours? Two-week iterations or three? What’s the optimal size for my Agile team? Are fluid teams a good idea? Or are stable better?

These are some of the critical questions that face teams and organizations at the outset of an Agile journey; questions that are too often answered from a base of intuition and folklore rather than objectivity and understanding.

Agilitics: Correlating Agile Practices to Performance is a provocative evening session with noted speaker Larry Maccherone that illuminates the impact our practices on performance.

Backed by the hard numbers of tens of thousands of teams from a pool of hundreds of thousands of projects, Larry’s findings serve to challenge convenitional thought with facts, evidence, and insights.

Maccherone considers 55 variables to form a predictive model of performance based upon a team’s context as well as their behaviors and practices.

The session also includes the numbers, so that we don’t just say, A is better than B. Rather, we can can say that A is a 24% improvement in Quality, but a 10% reduction in Productivity compared to B. This allows you to plug it into your own model and make informed tradeoff decisions.

Meet the speakers

Larry Maccherone

Larry Maccherone

Guests will learn about

  • How team size affects performance
  • WIP limits correlate to product quality
  • Stable teams influence predictability
  • Behaviors translate to business performance

You’ll leave the evening with a powerful decision-making framework for optimizing you agile practices and targetting improvement along the dimensions of:

  • Productivity
  • Predictability
  • Quality
  • Time-to-market

Who should attend?

  • Executives or managers wanting a better understanding of Agile metrics and analysis;
  • Product Managers guiding an agile development team, people responsible for Lean/Agile project planning and reporting; or team members interested in expanding their knowledge on metrics and analytics in Scrum, Lean, Kanban or ScrumBan processes.

Meet the speakers

Larry Maccherone

Larry Maccherone

Larry Maccherone is an industry-recognized thought leader on Lean/Agile, Analytics, and DevSecOps. At Rally Software, Maccherone published groundbreaking research in the efficacy of Lean and Agile practices, attitudes, and behaviors and offered the first-ever performance benchmarking tool within the Insights product line he directed. Maccherone worked at Carnegie Mellon with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and CyLab for seven years conducting research on cybersecurity and software engineering.

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