Scaling Agile with the Enterprise Agility Model

Damon Poole | 10:00 – 11:15


There are many widely used solutions that support Agile at the team level such as Scrum, XP, Kanban and many more. But there are few similar solutions for achieving Agility at the Enterprise level. The purpose of the Enterprise Agility Model is to provide guidance for achieving Enterprise Agility based on the shared experience of many organizations and practitioners.

This model for achieving Enterprise Agility is based on the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto as well as the principle of “The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work.” To that end, the Enterprise Agility Model is a short and simple document, much like the Scrum Guide, a diagram that describes the model visually, and a spreadsheet for measuring Agile maturity.

There are three main components of the model: the set of principles and practices that make up the model, a diagram that shows the interaction between the practices, and an Enterprise Agile Maturity Matrix which is a tool for assessing an organization’s current level of Agility at both a team and organizational level. This session introduces the model, provides a tour through the practices, and explains how the Enterprise Agile Maturity Matrix works.


Damon’s 22 years of software experience spans from small co-located
teams all the way up global development organizations with hundreds
of teams. Damon is a past President and Vice President of Agile New
England. He writes frequently on the topic of Agile development, is the
author of the web book “Do It Yourself Agile,” and a pioneer in the
area of Multistage Continuous Integration and mixing Scrum and
Kanban. Damon has spoken at numerous conferences including Agile
and Beyond 2010-2012, Agile Business Conference, Q-Con, Agile
2008-2012, and Agile Development Practices and has trained
thousands of people on Agile techniques. He is also a co-founder and
past CEO and CTO of AccuRev where he created multiple Jolt Award
winning products including AccuRev and AccuWorkflow.