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Wednesday, May 18 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Pathway to ESP in an Established Enterprise: the Xbox Journey LIMITED

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Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) scales Kanban to the enterprise, but how to you begin such a major shift in a large longstanding business? This workshop takes lessons from Xbox’s journey into the Windows organization, with its 30-year history and over ten thousand engineers, to put you on a path to ESP within an existing enterprise.

Topics include:

·       A short history of Windows and Xbox

·       The barriers to Kanban and ESP in the enterprise

·       When different planning and execution cultures clash (role-play)

·       A phased pathway to ESP in an established enterprise

·       Bridging between established enterprise planning and Kanban (exercise)

·       Reporting of estimates and status into the enterprise (exercise)

·       Coordination and release of enterprise components (exercise)

·       Embracing ESP at scale through further componentization of services

ESP provides the framework to coordinate services and resources across the enterprise, but it doesn’t happen overnight. You need a way to smoothly transition established organizations “on the fly”. If a 30-year-old business like Windows with over ten thousand engineers can get moving, so can yours. Join us for a fun and engaging ride to enterprise success.

Speakers
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Eric Brechner

Eric Brechner is the development manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Engineering Services team, and author of the book, “Agile Project Management with Kanban.” At Microsoft, he has also been development manager for Xbox.com, engineering learning and development, and Office Media Store. He has previously worked at Boeing, Silicon Graphics, Graftek, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Eric is also the author of a book and blog on Software... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm
Rousseau East/West Catamaran 1st Floor

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