I was also speaking at the main conference for this event. The topic of my speech was to share some ideas and experiences on how to apply Scrum outside the software industry, by using two examples. One example is to apply Scrum to my life, which is a great way of explaining a method on  processes that anyone can relate to. You can isolate the method without adding the complexity of the process. The second example is a team at Novo Nordisk quality organisation where I have successfully introduced Scrum and agile method into their ways of working. 

The first speaker at the conference, Gunnar Heldebro, a VP from Ericsson, told us how they introduced agile through their Streamline concept, with the help of an XP expert. It turned out that I played a part in this when I was assigned as an agile coach at Ericsson in Karlskrona a couple of years back, introducing Scrum. It was interesting to hear the story from top management, even though I had a different picture of it from a bottom perspective. (And the XP expert was of course Erik Lundh.)  

I think it is time to stop appearing in these events, since I no longer collect any new experiences from the software industry. But it has been very fun and challenging, and my main driver has been to develop my presentation skills.

3 Responses to “Agile Processes 2009 – Conference”

Hej Jens!

It was nice meeting you at AP2009. I wish you good luck with developing your presentation skills. And I hope to do the same. I hope we will meet again in the future. Maybe as speakers at rhetoric conferens :)

I also wonder why I wrote this in english???

Best regards,
Johan Jacobsson, Motorola

Thanks Johan,

I applied for the prezi beta testing like you recommended. I might post an example if I manage to do something cool. :)

Well “XP expert” sounds a little odd.
XP was a vehicle for getting agile teams started in the first few years after 2000, still with a far better performance than Scrum.
At Ericsson BMUM we made a process re-engineering that combined Ericsson large scale best practices with state-of-the-art agile techniques. I am sorry that you were brought in locally at one of BMUMs 10 sites in 5 countries without any real aligment with the actual agile strategy and apparently without any chance to get at least a single team to start with agile. We had actively decided to not use Scrum in BMUM, for performance reasons. But thanks for the credit! /Erik Lundh