Topic: "SDLC for a mult-modal solution development and deployment environment"
How do you create an SDLC flexible enough to support multiple ways of getting work done (Waterfall, Agile, KANBAN, Wagile, etc.) and projects that span a few thousand dollars to hundreds of millions? AmerisourceBergen’s PMO has been working on that question for over a year and is close to rolling-out an answer. In this discussion, we will review the Adaptive Solution Framework (ASF). ASF employs guardrails, zones, the expertise of the team, and regular “friendly audits” to create solution development governance that is both fit for purpose and auditable. Join us to discuss why we had to make a change, how we approached the problem, and our vision for a flexible, compliant, and resilient Solution Development Lifecycle.
- In large enterprises, the Software/Solution Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that governs how IT projects are executed must be updated to comprehensively and efficiently incorporate a diversity of development methodologies.
- Efficiency – getting the most for the least – dictates that IT Governance be fit-for-purpose rather than one-size-fits-all.
- To be widely adopted and appreciated, SDLCs must generate value for all stakeholders: Audit & Compliance, Project Team, Leadership, PMs & SMs, Quality, Release Management, Finance, etc.
Presenter: John Utley, Enterprise Program Director - Program & Portfolio Governence. AmerisourceBergen
John Utley is the Director of Governance within AmerisourceBergen’s Project & Portfolio Management Organization. In this role, John is responsible for the PPMO policies, procedures, analytics and tooling governing planning, development and deployment of the company’s Information Technology solutions in a multi-modal methodological environment.
In his 30-year technology career, John has served in several executive, project, program, portfolio and product management roles in multiple industries: Broadcasting, Consulting, Online Journalism, Digital Asset Management, Public Relations, Banking and Pharmaceuticals. The common thread among his roles has been maturing business acumen in quickly advancing industries, businesses, and market segments. John has facilitated four organizations’ evolution from Waterfall to Agile and destinations in-between.
John holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Radio, TV & Film from the University of Maryland as well as an MBA with specializations in Strategy and Information Systems from the University of Minnesota. In his spare time, John dotes on his wife, daughter and labradoodle and is an FAA certified glider pilot.