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  • Myths and truths about Agile Armands Baranovskis @xabarx eBIT
  • 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.
  • The BIGGEST evil: Agile manifesto
  • image via geek-and-poke.com The “I have read about it” group
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools There are no
  • Pivotal tracker Etc. Etc.
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation There is no
  • Etc.
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiations There are no
  • Acceptance criteria Should include:
  • Responding to change over following a plan There is no
  • Budget Understanding
  • Gartner hype cycle image via datameer.com
  • The “silver bullet” seekers
  • We will do stuff faster and better
  • Don’t expect: Quicker initial results
  • We should do it if we don’t know what we need
  • The “once tried and failed” group
  • It’s a great skill, juniors can’t do it
  • Impossible to do under fixed price
  • Acceptance criteria Should include*: *See “There is no contract” section
  • Agile = Scrum!
  • Everyone should be multifunctional, there is no specialization
  • You are not Chuck Norris Tips to remember:
  • The “nonbelievers” image via rockpapercynic.com
  • It’s more expensive
  • Costs will be structured differently
  • It requires more involvement from the client
  • Impossible to sign off on anything
  • It just blows up scope
  • Thank you! Any questions?