Monday, November 25, 2013

Join me at 2014 CodePaLOUsa to Learn about Agile Adoption at Farm Credit!

I'll be presenting Agile Cross-Pollination: Growing Adoption at Farm Credit at the 2014 CodePaLOUsa.  Here's an overview of the paper.  Hope you can attend!

What happens when the business side of your company, after seeing the success of Scrum used by your IT side, tries to use the same techniques and practices? This presentation will provide an overview of the Farm Credit Mid-America (FCMA) journey to Agile adoption within IT and its internal business partners. Scrum was first introduced within its application development team in 2008, then Kanban was introduced in 2011. Gradually adoption grew and now over a dozen IT and business teams have chosen to also adopt some of the same practices and techniques.

Come hear FCMA's story of cultivating an Agile work environment within and outside it's IT department. See how the job of the developer, product owner and tester become easier with business-side Agile adoption. Learn some of the surprising benefits gained when IT and the business side of a company are utilizing similar approaches to agile work management.


  1. Scrum is undeniably the winner of the agile method wars. Thanks to the's vast network of Certified Scrum Trainers and Agile Certification Courses.

  2. The PMP Certification establishes a common language among project managers and helps each other work within a common framework. Once you have the PMP, you need to consider how you're applying the processes, tools, and techniques to projects. I took a training course for my preparation in and got ready for the exam on day 5!