Lots of larger organizations are on the path towards implementing agile with varying degrees of success. A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development is based on a recently published book that covers how HP leveraged agile principles to dramatically improve the productivity for the development of the LaserJet FW. It will include what was changed based on what was found to work and the associated benefits for the business. The discussion will then focus on a new paradigm for thinking about implementing Agile in the Enterprise that came out of this work. This approach focuses more on "Making the Enterprise Agile" versus the more traditional approach of "Enabling small agile teams in the Enterprise".
Gary Gruver has been working in high tech for over 23 years; the first 22 years in various different leadership roles at HP, the last 5 years at HP was leading a large organization (400+ developers) on a journey from waterfall to agile development. This journey and observations were recently published as a case study that is part of the Agile Software Development Series. He is currently working for Macy's.com as the VP of QE, Release and Operations learning about e-commerce and leading a transition toward continuous delivery.