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Tony Grout, IBM Agile Leader for Europe

Tony Grout

Biography: Tony Grout

Tony is one of the Agile Leadership Council inside IBM and works within the IBM software labs coaching and mentoring teams and executives on agile. He also works with many of IBM’s largest customers and advises them on their agile journey. Tony has broad experience across industry sector, project size and technology platforms. He was CTO of a number of software businesses before joining IBM and before that spent 15 programme managing, architecting, building and deploying software for business benefit.

Presentation: Disciplined Agile Delivery and ALM: The Art of the Possible to the Art of the Practical

Track: Solution Track: Agile, ALM Analytics / Time: Friday 15:20 - 16:20 / Location: Rutherford Room

IBM has been on an agile journey for over five years now with thousands of developers working in diverse environments most of which involve geographically dispersed teams operating at scale. In this session Tony shares where IBM is on the journey, what challenges have IBM solved, what is still left to be solved and how has IBM created a large scale agile ecosystem in such a complex and classically structured organisation. This is a from the trenches session based on Tony's experiences coaching, facilitating and working in the IBM labs with the teams and the executives.

Presentation: Panel on outsourcing

Track: Working distributed / Time: Friday 16:40 - 17:40 / Location: Henry Moore Room

Outsourcing is a well-known concept. Among managers it is well-know to save you money in software development, but among developers, it is a different story.

In this panel we will have people with case-studies in outsourcing, who are willing to share their do's and don'ts'. People, who has worked with and given advise on successful outsourcing software development, and who can share their experiences about the infrastructure required for effective multi-sourcing.