Agile is terrific. But very hard for IT executives to manage or to know whether outcomes and throughput are getting better. The iterations of development keep coming, some teams sprinting faster and some slower, but there’s no way to tell productivity or quality. This is especially difficult when work is outsourced to third party providers.
Join Harold van Heeringen, the president of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) and senior consultant at Metri, for a discussion of the latest methods for measuring Agile development using automation, and applying Value Driven Contracting when outsourced.
Drs. Harold van Heeringen, works for METRI as a senior consultant benchmarking, mainly in the application domain.
Harold is specialized in Supplier Performance Measurement processes, and in benchmarking software development teams and Maintenance & Support contracts. In addition, he develops market price models for suppliers which are used to challenge internal price calculations and to win new contracts.
Lev Lesokhin is responsible for CAST's strategy, analytics, thought leadership and product marketing worldwide. He has a passion for making customers successful, building the ecosystem, and advancing the state of the art in business technology. Lev comes to CAST from SAP, where he was Director, Global SME Marketing. Prior to SAP, Lev was at the Corporate Executive Board as one of the leaders of the Applications Executive Council, where he worked with the heads of applications organizations at Fortune 1000 companies to identify best management practices.
Lev also served three years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, dealing with issues of business strategy, IT management, metrics and outsourcing. He began his career at the MITRE Corporation before moving to the private sector, where he spent several years as a developer and project manager, and has managed large client relationships for a systems integrator. Lev holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.