Innovate 2014 Presentation: SDLC Transformation @ Paychex



For the second year in a row I was invited to present at IBM Innovate, which is a conference hosted by IBM and focused on concepts such as Continuous Engineering, DevOps and Agile.

My topic was titled “SDLC Transformation: How Paychex Began Adopting Rational CLM (+Agile) and Adapted Along the Way”.  In this session, we focused on a few key topics:

  • Going “behind the scenes” to see what an SDLC Transformation really looks like
  • Condensing 3 years of success/failure into 60 minutes
    • From waterfall to agile
    • From miscellaneous tools to the Rational suite (RTC,RRC,RQM)
  • Hear 5 important lessons that we learned as an organization

Below are the slides.  We had a great crowd and some fantastic questions/discussions about agile transformations at organizations and how to manage some of the challenges.

Tom Sylvester is an Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor and Lean/Agile Coach.  He has started multiple businesses and is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, both personally and professionally.  He lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and daughter.  Follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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