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An Interview with dbPalace at Deutsche Bank

Blazing the Trail – Successfully Scaling Agile in a Traditional Environment

Now moving into its third year since introducing the Scaled Agile Framework, the dbPalace team at Deutsche Bank is well beyond the roll-out and introduction phase and results have been significant – from a 35% increase in product delivery to a 50% reduction in defect leakage to faster on-boarding of new businesses – the team has achieved significant results winning multiple industry awards:

  • IT World Awards 2018 GOLD: IT Department of the Year
  • Real IT Awards 2018 : Project Of the Year over £250,000
  • Real IT Awards 2018 : Technology Partnership of the Year (GFT & DB)
  • FSTech Awards 2018: Best Use of IT in Wholesale and Investment Banking
  • Banking Technology Awards 2017: Best Use of IT in Treasury and Capital Markets
  • Financial Innovation Awards 2017: Best Fintech Partnership (GFT & DB)

And finalists for:

  • Banking Technology Awards 2017: IT Team of the Year
  • UK IT Industry Awards 2017: IT Project Team of the Year
  • UK IT Industry Awards 2017: IT Team of the Year
  • UK IT Industry Awards 2017: Workplace transformation of the Year

The dbPalace team and IJI’s SAFe Fellow Ian Spence share their thoughts on the team’s successes and how a globally dispersed self-managing/self-improving teams introduced significant, notable change - programme increment by programme increment.