What we mean by Agile
Carolyn Sanders - Fronde



                  The Future of Business
Me, and Fronde
                              Carolyn Sanders: Principal Consultant, PMP
                              From...
Today – Agile Overview
                       • Just what is Agile?
                       • How does it change the way I ...
1. What is this “Agile”?

                All of these things:
                       A set of engineering best practices ...
2. Agile Landscape


                                   Agile
                                                            ...
1. Agile Manifesto




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Agile Values

                • Openness: the project is for the stakeholders
                • Honesty: in estimating and...
Agile Programming



                 Build
                 Software
                 Well
                              ...
Agile Programming
                        Moment by moment activities by the team
                    • Group ownership of...
Agile Delivery


                Do the project
                right
                                                    ...
Agile Delivery principles

                        • Software Development truths:
                                  • Can’...
Agile Delivery
                • Agile Delivery:
                         • small, self-managing, cross-functional teams,
...
2. Scrum




                                               Image © Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software



Commercial in con...
2. That looked familiar…




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Agile Delivery
                                                                            Last chance                    ...
Agile Project Management



              Do the right
              project                                              ...
Project Management Focus

                                                                            Context
            ...
Initiating and Planning
                         - Agile Project Management Tools
                   1. Product Life, Stak...
Whole of Life Model
                      Development                                             Support
                ...
Success Criteria – Sliders for Project 1




Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited   * ...
Success Criteria – Sliders for Project 2




Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited   * ...
3. Agile Governance and
                         Architecture


             Have the right
             strategy (?)
    ...
4. Why would I use Agile?

                        • Use the 80/20 rule to cut project budgets
                        • I...
5. Throw out the PMBOK?

                        • No
                        • Framework vs methodology
                 ...
6. Agile and the PMBOK

                        • Auckland PMI and Agile Professionals Network
                        • A...
PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition: Top Ten
     1.     Triple constraint expanded to include quality, resources
            and ...
7. How to get started
                          • Start Small – under the radar
                          • Or Start Big –...
Q&A

                 • Carolyn Sanders
                 • Principal Consultant – Agile and PM
                 • More Q&A...
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A survey of the Agile landscape, and examination of Agile practices at several levels of detail within the project lifecycle.

Presented at PMI Auckland Branch meeting on 21 May 2009.

For discussion and Q&A please visit fronde.com/blog

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  • PMI Auckland 09 May: Agile Overview

    1. 1. What we mean by Agile Carolyn Sanders - Fronde The Future of Business
    2. 2. Me, and Fronde Carolyn Sanders: Principal Consultant, PMP From developer to Agile PM Fronde: Began as Synergy in Wellington, 1992. Renamed Fronde in 2007 Early adopter: using Agile project management and development in early 2000s... before it was hip Exclusive partner with Rob Thomsett Co-founders of Agile Professionals Network Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    3. 3. Today – Agile Overview • Just what is Agile? • How does it change the way I manage a project? • How does it change the way the PMO works? • Why would I use Agile for my project? • Does it mean throwing out the PMBOK? • What's the future of Agile and the PMBOK? • Where do I start? Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    4. 4. 1. What is this “Agile”? All of these things: A set of engineering best practices that allow for rapid delivery of high quality software A project process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation A philosophy that encourages team work and accountability Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited 4
    5. 5. 2. Agile Landscape Agile Agile Architecture Programming and Governance Agile Agile Project Delivery Management Agile Manifesto and Values Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    6. 6. 1. Agile Manifesto Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    7. 7. Agile Values • Openness: the project is for the stakeholders • Honesty: in estimating and planning • Courage: to face the consequences • Trust: in those individuals and their estimates • Money: because projects aren’t free • Commitment: to deliver on our promises Credits: First five from Rob Thomsett, last from Jeff Sutherland Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    8. 8. Agile Programming Build Software Well Agile Agile Architecture Programming and Governance Agile Agile Project Delivery Management Agile Manifesto and Values Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    9. 9. Agile Programming Moment by moment activities by the team • Group ownership of code • Pair Programming and Code Reviews • Continuous Integration • Automated Testing • Test Driven Dev • Flavours: XP… Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    10. 10. Agile Delivery Do the project right Agile Agile Architecture Programming and Governance Agile Agile Project Delivery Management Agile Manifesto and Values Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    11. 11. Agile Delivery principles • Software Development truths: • Can’t write down all the requirements • Can’t estimate debug/test time • Build the product a bit at a time • Collaborate closely with customers • Expect to change your mind once you’ve delivered a bit • If you’re going to fail, fail fast. Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    12. 12. Agile Delivery • Agile Delivery: • small, self-managing, cross-functional teams, • delivering frequently and incrementally • to the customers • Flavours: • Scrum • DSDM • Crystal • RUP Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    13. 13. 2. Scrum Image © Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    14. 14. 2. That looked familiar… Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    15. 15. Agile Delivery Last chance First chance to to change see Traditional Project Idea Business Reqts Design and Test Train Deploy Case Develop First chance Last chance to Timeboxed Project to see change Idea Bus. HLR / Iterations Deploy Case Design / Setup 1 2 3 4 5 6 Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    16. 16. Agile Project Management Do the right project Agile Agile Architecture Programming and Governance Agile Agile Project Delivery Management Agile Manifesto and Values Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    17. 17. Project Management Focus Context Benefits Related projects Content Agendas Plans Politics Deliverables Risks Reports Stakeholders Sponsors Expectations Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited 17
    18. 18. Initiating and Planning - Agile Project Management Tools 1. Product Life, Stakeholders, and Impact 2. Success Criteria 3. Outcomes and Benefits 4. Scope 5. Stakeholder Stories 6. Quality 7. Risk Profile and Risks 8. Project Approach and Release Strategy © Rob Thomsett, Agile Project Management Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    19. 19. Whole of Life Model Development Support Sprint People Sprint Benefits Risk Sprint Sprint Sprint Ship People Post implementation Review People Cost Support Review Cost Risk Risk Benefits Realisation Review Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited * Thomsett Company – Agile Project Management 19
    20. 20. Success Criteria – Sliders for Project 1 Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited * Thomsett Company – Agile Project Management 20
    21. 21. Success Criteria – Sliders for Project 2 Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2007 Fronde Systems Group Limited * Thomsett Company – Agile Project Management 21
    22. 22. 3. Agile Governance and Architecture Have the right strategy (?) Agile Agile Architecture Programming and Governance Agile Agile Project Delivery Management Agile Manifesto and Values Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    23. 23. 4. Why would I use Agile? • Use the 80/20 rule to cut project budgets • If you might fail, fail fast • Not in IT? It still works • Agile PM works on any project • Agile Delivery reduces the unknowns in any product-building project • Agile Programming really only works for software development projects Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    24. 24. 5. Throw out the PMBOK? • No • Framework vs methodology • Other myths: • No documentation • Chaos and uncontrolled change • Developers rule Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    25. 25. 6. Agile and the PMBOK • Auckland PMI and Agile Professionals Network • Agile certifications – CSM, APL Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    26. 26. PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition: Top Ten 1. Triple constraint expanded to include quality, resources and risk Common project constraints: scope time cost risk quality resources 26
    27. 27. 7. How to get started • Start Small – under the radar • Or Start Big – change management • Pick an appropriate project • Get training and a coach • Learn, apply, then adjust • agilealliance.org • www.scrumalliance.org • thomsettinternational.com • www.agileprofessionals.net Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    28. 28. Q&A • Carolyn Sanders • Principal Consultant – Agile and PM • More Q&A on www.fronde.com/blog Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2008 Fronde Systems Group Limited

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