Agile Meets Hollywood Don Piccinno
10 Hollywood movie metaphors to represent how to and how not to run an agile project
How not to motivate the development team <ul><li>King Kong 1933 </li></ul>
Automate mundane repetitive technical tasks <ul><li>Fantasia1940 </li></ul>
There can only be 1 scrum master. Train them well. <ul><li>Highlander 1986 </li></ul>
Run thought provoking inception deck sessions regularly with all stakeholders <ul><li>Inception 2010 </li></ul>
Release dates proposed by the team are always  rational offers the customer wont refuse <ul><li>The Godfather 1972 </li></ul>
Use tracer bullets to uncover and understand complex architecture <ul><li>The Matrix 1999 </li></ul>
Planning poker is a fun and great way to size a sprint but make sure no-one cheats! <ul><li>Tombstone 1993 </li></ul>
Use a burn down chart to prevent burnout! <ul><li>The Towering Inferno 1974 </li></ul>
Velocity should not be used as the sole measure for team productivity. <ul><li>Tron 2011 </li></ul>
Don’t be a casino capitalist with available points. Use points wisely or you will pay a high price. <ul><li>Wall Street 19...
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  1. 1. Agile Meets Hollywood Don Piccinno
  2. 2. 10 Hollywood movie metaphors to represent how to and how not to run an agile project
  3. 3. How not to motivate the development team <ul><li>King Kong 1933 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Automate mundane repetitive technical tasks <ul><li>Fantasia1940 </li></ul>
  5. 5. There can only be 1 scrum master. Train them well. <ul><li>Highlander 1986 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Run thought provoking inception deck sessions regularly with all stakeholders <ul><li>Inception 2010 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Release dates proposed by the team are always rational offers the customer wont refuse <ul><li>The Godfather 1972 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Use tracer bullets to uncover and understand complex architecture <ul><li>The Matrix 1999 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Planning poker is a fun and great way to size a sprint but make sure no-one cheats! <ul><li>Tombstone 1993 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Use a burn down chart to prevent burnout! <ul><li>The Towering Inferno 1974 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Velocity should not be used as the sole measure for team productivity. <ul><li>Tron 2011 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Don’t be a casino capitalist with available points. Use points wisely or you will pay a high price. <ul><li>Wall Street 1987 </li></ul>
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