Velocity Partners offshore software development company is pleased to annouce that our Agile Evangelist, Bill DeVoe, spoke at this year’s Big Apple Scrum Day (BASD) that took place in New York City on May 1st. The one day community conference focused on Scrum/Agile principles and practices and shared knowledge so participants could discover new practices and learn from their peers.
Bill DeVoe’s speech at the workshop was titled Agile Transformation Beyond the Team. In his discussion, Bill addressed the fact that “as change agents, we’re adept at changing IT teams but we experience resistance when talking to HR and Finance.” He explained how he has successfully engaged HR and Finance teams to support agile transformations in the enterprise. Bill provided points and practical actions that participants could use to immediately make changes and transformations beyond their IT teams.
Bill has lots of experience in these areas as for the last few years, he was instrumental in helping large health care and financial companies with Agile trasformations. He witnessed first-hand the challenges the organizations faced in adopting Agile.
Another speaker well-known to us at VP was Bob Galen, whose session was entitled Product Owners – Increasing your Situational Awareness. He discussed how product owners encounter challenging situations including conversations, negotiations, and decisions every day but that much of the role’s focus is towards stories and backlogs. His session required interaction from participants and included practicing the best way to handle a myraid of these types of situations.
Please visit Velocity Partners’ website to see more from Bill in terms of interesting and very informative blogs on Agile and Scrum practices. Also use our contact form so we can show you how our cost-effective, highly talented Agile offshore development team can provide solutions for your business.
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