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Thursday, November 30 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Duke Energy: The story of Agile Success, setting the foundation for digital transformation across the utility industry

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This case study of the Duke Energy Agile transformation in Charlotte  will demonstrate how an organization can successfully implement Agile across both IT and non-IT projects and programs to change culture over time. 

In this session attendees will be introduced to and learn how Duke Energy culture and processes are being transformed by Agile within a two-year Agile transformation period from agile pilots to scaling at program level. 

We will look at the steps taken by the organization to embark on an Agile journey and what it took to secure an enterprise-wide sponsorship to transform the organization.  Discussion focus areas include: funding, vendor contracts, staffing, prioritization, work culture, new definition of collaborative work space and others, by request.  

Presentation History: Portions of this presentation have been given internally to Duke Energy to all levels of leadership and employees/contingent workers with very favorable feedback.

We will share out lessons learned on the following topics:
1. Piloting small projects
2. Creating a Center of Excellence with templates and best practices
3. Setting up an Agile Capability Center
4. Creating a self-sustaining Community of Practice
5. Senior Executive Buy in that includes our CEO
6. Agile 2020 vision, our organizational Agile alignment goal
7. Organizational impediments to Scale at Program level
8.     Launching SAFe in a legacy operational organization 

This presentation will conclude with an open Q&A session for practical tips to attain Agile excellence. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions Thomas.Friend@Duke-Energy.com

Speakers
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Tom Friend

Agile Consultant, Duke Energy
Tom Friend is an accomplished and experienced Agile Consultant, PMI-ACP, CSP, PSM, CSM, and Project Manager with 20 + years experience leading teams and projects in various industries to include Banking, Cable, Telecommunications, and Energy. He has 10 years hands on Agile / XP / Scrum software development experience. He is also experienced in the Federal market and is a graduate of The Army Logistic... Read More →
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Yolande Sumner

Agile Coach, Duke Energy
Yolande Sumner is passionate about going where there is no path and leaving a trail. Since joining Duke Energy five years ago, she ran the first agile pilot, became the first Agile coach, and launched last year the first grass-root innovation program called M!ndspace. She started... Read More →


Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Room 217CD