Must be good. We’re in a book!

Managed Agile Development book coverIt’s been just over 16 months since we — that is Valpak’s Information Technology & Support Services (ITSS) organization — underwent a massive transformation to an Agile software development culture using Scrum and Kanban methodologies.  And, I’m proud to say that our scaling of Agile across 70+ people with (currently) 10 Scrum teams and 3 Kanban teams is considered a successful implementation of Dean Leffingwell’s Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).  It must be good.  We’re in a book!  That’s right.  We are featured as a case study in a newly published book by Charles G. Cobb, “Managed Agile Development: Making Agile Work For Your Business”.  Charles heard about Valpak’s Agile transformation through my blog and asked that we contribute our story to the book.  The book is now available for sale at Amazon and Charles will be presenting a synopsis of the book to the Tampa Bay Agile Meetup group in April at the Valpak Manufacturing Center.


About Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis is Senior Director of Enterprise Agility & Digital Product Leadership at Cox Target Media. In this role, Stephanie champions agility across the enterprise, leads the Agile PMO, and manages the CTM portfolio while also overseeing the Digital Product Leadership team. Stephanie leads the team of Agile Project Leaders in the roles of ScrumMaster, Kanban Lead, and/or Agile Project Manager as well as overseeing the IT Business Analysts. Stephanie is a career project leader with over 16 years in the field, including past positions with AT&T Business and IBM Global Services, and has maintained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since early in her career. She also maintains the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials. Her academic credentials include a BS in Marketing and an MBA in International Business. Stephanie serves and supports Agile within her community and beyond as organizer for the Tampa Bay Agile Meetup and the Agile Open Florida. Most recently, Stephanie has been elected to the Agile Alliance board for the 2015 to 2017 term. View all posts by Stephanie Davis

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