Shen Yang

Agile Coach and Consultant, Rally Software Asia (now part of CA technologies)

Shen Yang has over 6 years Agile experiences and has been through various Agile roles such as software developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Program Manager. He is a strong believer in Agile values and sees Agile as the right approach to software development. He is now an Agile Coach of Rally Software (Now CA Technologies). He is passionate about helping teams get started with Agile. He analyzes problems implementing Agile and works out ways to get over the hurdles in the Agile journey. As a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), he also helps multi-team programs optimize towards common program objectives.

His talk: Collaboration and Alignment towards a Common Purpose

It is predicted that 40% of the Fortune 500 companies we see today will no longer exist in 10 years time. Disruption is everywhere. The marketplace rewards speed, innovation and customer satisfaction, and those who don't deliver value fast enough will not survive.

Adopting Agile and building high performing teams can help enterprises deliver better software in a much shorter time-to-market. But that is not enough. Accelerating business value delivery requires collaboration between the teams and aligning them towards a common set of business directions. This is business agility.

At Rally Software, the secret sauce to scaling Agile successfully for the enterprise is through "Big Room Planning". Done right, it helps surface all problems and dependencies within the next foreseeable 8-12 weeks timeframe that can potentially hinder value delivery. It also enables decisions to be made and actions to be taken real-time to fix or find an optimal solution to the problems and dependencies.