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Agile RI: Agile at Scale using Jira Software & Portfolio for Jira

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

November Agile RI on Agile at Scale using Jira Software & Portfolio for Jira

Join us for the November Agile RI meetup at Tech Collective on Tuesday, November 19th from 6-8 pm on ‘Agile at Scale using Jira Software & Portfolio for Jira’ facilitated by Eduardo Lessa, Agile Practice Lead & Atlassian Product Manager at Gurnet Consulting

Can agile practices work across a large portfolio of many teams and lots of developers? We will look at the role of context and autonomy, as well as some common characteristics found among high-functioning agile portfolios. Successful organizations communicate across the portfolio. They share knowledge and break barriers between organizational silos.

We need to approach agile at scale differently. The reality is, in order to effectively operate agile at true enterprise scale, it needs to be understood and approached deliberately.

Should I create a product roadmap? We all know that the biggest benefit of the product roadmap is the strategic vision it illustrates to all stakeholders. The roadmap matches broader product and company goals with development efforts, which align the teams around common goals to create great products.

In this presentation we’ll look at the big picture understanding why there’s a need to take a unique, deliberate approach to successfully delivering agile at scale. We’ll talk about Atlassian’s strategy to scaling agile by using Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira. We’ll spend some time highlighting the need for both a culture shift as well as how to get the most from your tooling. We will highlight some of the important features of these applications that will take the pain and wasted time out of scaled agile.

About Eduardo Lessa, CSM, ACP

Eduardo is the Agile Practice Lead and Atlassian Product Manager at Gurnet Consulting. With 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution in the Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, and Professional Services industries, he has led multiple Agile transformation efforts for several different companies in the New England area. His roles include scrum master, Agile coach, and mentor for various teams in multiple client engagements.

Through building high-performing teams and implementing proven Agile methods, Eduardo transforms teams to deliver immediate value and exceed expectations. He specializes in the practical and real world implementation of Agile with a focus on how to transform processes and people leading to immediate improvement. His unique blend of business, technical, project management, and leadership skills allows him to reach audiences of all levels and identify appropriate practices to employ in the organization to maximize efficiency and productivity.

Most recently, Eduardo has expanded his arsenal of skills by obtaining the highly coveted Atlassian Certified Professional (ACP) credentials for both Jira and Confluence Administration. He has also worked as a Jira and Confluence administrator helping several companies utilize the Atlassian suite of tools more effectively during their transformations.

Fun Fact about Eduardo: He speaks 4 languages, races triathlons, and lives with his wife and 3 rescue dogs who have standing weekend playdates with one of the Agile RI board member’s dog, Zoey.


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