Bhushan Gupta, Nike
Following Agile software development methodology offers unique challenges when the product creation involves an external software vendor. These challenges include, alignment on code delivery, testing infrastructure, participation in scrum meetings, and resolution of defects found during testing. The challenges become even more fierce if the vendor is using Waterfall or some rudimentary form of Agile methodology.
This presentation focuses on the challenges that impact your capability to deliver a product using agile methodology when your external vendor is not truly agile. It particularly highlights the challenges of testing infrastructure, iteration planning, daily scrum meetings, and sprint review and retrospective. It also offers some suggestion to alleviate the impact on the product delivery.