Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Case Study: Engineering-focused, Scaled Agile Roll-out at Standard and Poors


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Case Study: Engineering-focused, Scaled Agile Roll-out at Standard and Poors

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A large company moves to agile, when the going gets tough they abandon all their agile processes and revert back to old ways. Which is now a combination of scrum and waterfall and delivery is worse than before they started. Usually next is the CTO gets removed and a new one comes in. Then the new CTO comes in again and proclaims we are all moving to agile and re-energizes the org and again they start their transformation. Have you seen this movie before? This movie played out three times this way for Standard and Poors and finally the third time was the charm and now the transformation is successful. But why was this time different, what makes them think this time it will stick, and how do they know as they continue to grow that they won’t revert back to old ways. Join the CTO of S&P Platts division Stan Guzik and the Agile Transformation Lead Mary Thorn discuss their engineering lead agile transformation and why they are set up for future growth.

Stan Guzik
S&P Global

Stan Guzik is a Global Technology Executive at Standard and Poors. He is seasoned at establishing transformational technology strategy/vision to software development, infrastructure and DevOps. Experienced leading global teams of 900+ while maintaining hands-on software engineering skills. Paring executive management with deep software engineering skills to quickly cut through project noise and rapidly produce results where others have struggled. Extensive experience building SaaS based businesses that experience healthy growth. Known for results, strong execution and leading change.