Dreamforce 2008 : Transforming IT Success with Agile Development Processes

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Published on November 17, 2008

Author: sgreene

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Transforming IT Success with Agile Development Processes Kirsten O. Wolberg, salesforce.com Steve Greene, salesforce.com Nicola Dourambeis, salesforce.com Track: IT Executive

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Steve Greene Sr. Director, Tools & Agile Development

Agenda Challenges of growth at salesforce.com Overview of Agile Methodology Transformation Results Best Practices in IT Executive Perspective Q&A

Challenges of growth at salesforce.com

Overview of Agile Methodology

Transformation Results

Best Practices in IT

Executive Perspective

Q&A

History

Lack of Visibility

Resource Bottlenecks

Unpredictable completion of projects or initiatives

Unpredictable completion of projects or initiatives

Lack of responsiveness, lack of team alignment on priorities

Infrequent Customer Feedback

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Features Delivered per Team Days between Major Releases

What did we do about it?

 

What is ADM? ADM (Adaptive Delivery Methodology) is an Agile discipline that is specific to salesforce.com. It employs Scrum project management framework, adopts certain extreme programming practices and is based on lean principles.

What is ADM? Simple

Simple

Self-organized, empowered teams

Self-organized, empowered teams

 

What is ADM? Time-boxed, 30-day sprints

Time-boxed, 30-day sprints

Daily, Verbal Communication

Potentially “production quality” every 30 days

Transparency

Transformation Results 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Features Delivered per Team Days between Major Releases

I knew we needed radical change to get us back on track to regular releases and agile delivered. ” Parker Harris Founder and Executive Vice President, Technology salesforce.com “

Nicola Dourambeis Sr. Program Manager, Agile Development

Moving ADM to IT Same problems, same results? Too much work, too many priorities Lack of visibility on progress Difficulty resourcing projects and skill set gaps Lack of predictability Late feedback from internal customers

Too much work, too many priorities

Lack of visibility on progress

Difficulty resourcing projects and skill set gaps

Lack of predictability

Late feedback from internal customers

Project Based Organization People Projects

Self-organized Scrum Teams (x-functional dedicated) Projects Prioritized Backlogs

Time-boxing & Iterative Delivery All teams employ a two or four week time-box Cultural change: Teams deliver early and often

All teams employ a two or four week time-box

Cultural change:

Teams deliver early and often

Minimum Market Feature Set Smallest amount of functionality that provides the greatest new value Allow usage to define new features built

Smallest amount of functionality that provides the greatest new value

Allow usage to define new features built

Early Customer Feedback Customers embedded in teams Early user acceptance testing Sprint Reviews

Customers embedded in teams

Early user acceptance testing

Sprint Reviews

 

Scrumforce built on Force.com

Kirsten O. Wolberg Chief Information Officer

Agile in IT at salesforce.com Benefits

Benefits

ADM Transformation Roll-out

ADM Transformation

Roll-out

Lessons Learned

Lessons

Learned

The Future is Here – Apply what you’ve learned ADM provides competitive advantage with predictability, visibility and greater throughput Large scale organizational transformations can accelerate ROI Power of Force.com paired with ADM can produce immediate and dramatic results

ADM provides competitive advantage with predictability, visibility and greater throughput

Large scale organizational transformations can accelerate ROI

Power of Force.com paired with ADM can produce immediate and dramatic results

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Kirsten O. Wolberg Chief Information Officer Nicola Dourambeis Sr. Program Manager, Agile Development QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION Steve Greene Sr. Director, Tools & Agile Development

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