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  • Armands Baranovskis -Myths and truths about agile

    1. 1. Myths and truths about Agile Armands Baranovskis @xabarx eBIT
    2. 2. Disclaimer • This talk is a subjective representation of my understanding of Agile processes based on my personal experience. • Any similarities with real life projects are purely intentional. • No Scrum masters were hurt during the making of this presentation.
    3. 3. The BIGGEST evil: Agile manifesto
    4. 4. image via geek-and-poke.com The “I have read about it” group
    5. 5. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools There are no
    6. 6. Pivotal tracker Etc. Etc.
    7. 7. Working software over comprehensive documentation There is no
    8. 8. Etc.
    9. 9. Customer collaboration over contract negotiations There are no
    10. 10. Acceptance criteria Should include:
    11. 11. Responding to change over following a plan There is no
    12. 12. Budget Understanding
    13. 13. Gartner hype cycle image via datameer.com
    14. 14. The “silver bullet” seekers
    15. 15. We will do stuff faster and better
    16. 16. Don’t expect: Quicker initial results
    17. 17. We should do it if we don’t know what we need
    18. 18. The “once tried and failed” group
    19. 19. It’s a great skill, juniors can’t do it
    20. 20. Impossible to do under fixed price
    21. 21. Acceptance criteria Should include*: *See “There is no contract” section
    22. 22. Agile = Scrum!
    23. 23. Everyone should be multifunctional, there is no specialization
    24. 24. You are not Chuck Norris Tips to remember:
    25. 25. The “nonbelievers” image via rockpapercynic.com
    26. 26. It’s more expensive
    27. 27. Costs will be structured differently
    28. 28. It requires more involvement from the client
    29. 29. Impossible to sign off on anything
    30. 30. It just blows up scope
    31. 31. Thank you! Any questions?

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