Tom Krieger

About the Presenter

Tom Krieger

Tom Krieger

Tom Krieger is a Director at CapTech Consulting, a full service IT consulting firm based in Richmond, VA. Tom is passionate about leading CapTech’s clients through Agile transformations, working across business and IT leadership to foster changes to people, processes and company cultures. Tom is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and Project Management Professional (PMP) with a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. Tom is also a published author with feature articles in Information Management magazine. Prior to joining CapTech, Tom worked as a consultant with Accenture in Washington, DC.

No pain, no gain: An Agile transformation one year later

Many of us have been to conferences like Innovate VA where we’ve heard how great Agile is and we’ve been inspired to change our organizations. Unfortunately, real change requires more than inspiration, and it’s too easy to give up or not even start given the organizational challenges that an Agile transformation creates.

In this presentation, you’ll hear from an Agile Product Owner and Scrum Master on their real-world experience of an Agile transformation one year later, warts and all. We will explain what worked well, how we overcame major obstacles, and what we would do differently if we could start over again. Attendees will gain insight into the following:

  • Transitioning from traditional requirements documentation heavy on box-checking and sign-offs to a more collaborative, conversation-starting approach driven by user stories
  • Adapting testing practices that assume infrequent, large-batch deployments to support rapid releases of incremental product functionality
  • Building a cross-functional team by expanding narrowly defined roles and then scaling with additional teams
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