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Agile Tour -Comverse case study



This is a case study of an Agile pilot in Comverse which was presented By Galit Altinyuva AVP, localization unit manager, as part of AgileTour 2010, an international conference that was organized by ...

This is a case study of an Agile pilot in Comverse which was presented By Galit Altinyuva AVP, localization unit manager, as part of AgileTour 2010, an international conference that was organized by Ignite and held in the Computer Science Faculty of the Technion, Israeli leading academic institute for technological studies



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    • Galit Altinyuva – Nov 2010 y
    • About me: AVP, Localization Unit Manager @ Comverse Background in S/W Development & several Managerial positions in R&D
    • Our Target O T g t 1
    • 2009 2008 We have set a 2 years improvement plan targeting: t ti During 2009 many improvements were implemented: 50% cost improvement in 2009 p Continuous integration High Cost LongAdditional 20% cost improvement in 2010 Improved testing methodology Moving to Agile… TTM Generate bank 25% i cases” improvement i TTM t in 2010 Low Quality “bank of test cases for project utilization Documentation optimization - Templates Enhanced training Something didn’t work – Thinking “out of the box” was required
    • Why Agile? •Improve project Visibility • Improve TTM Business Benefits s TTM • Increase Flexibility • Enhance ability to Manage priorities B • Enhance software Quality • Reduce Risks Budget • Improved Productivity Quality • Reduce Waste • Reduce actual Cost Soft Benefits • Increase Team accountability • Increase Collaboration • Increase Employees satisfaction p y • Improve Team morale 5
    • Getting Started Select external experts for Agile implementation p g p AgileSparks – provided full support & guidance throughout the implementation Define pilots & success criteria p 2 projects were chosen for pilots with well defined success criterions in terms of Cost, TTM & Quality High management attention High focus on pilots Making a buzz around agile g g 6
    • Agile - Scrum Process Daily • What did you do yesterday? Scrum • What will you do today? • Any obstacles? 24 Hours Planning Planning Sprint Backlog – Features expanded Retrospective features assigned to to tasks 2 Weeks Review sprint Potentially Shippable Product Product Prod ct Backlog – Prioritized project features 8
    • Impediments Faced… Too many y meetings I don’t know how to give EE g Teams It is impossible to split my large Management tasks into small is tracking my ones working progress every day
    • Tracking & Monitoring Agile steering Scrum Master & Product Owner forums RBL template p Measurement dashboard 10
    • Pilots Pilots’ Results – Great Success TTM reduced in 20% Cost aligned with targets – 30% reduction High Quality ~1-3 defects on customer site 11
    • Successful Pilots – The next Impediment ? Define tool for mass projects p j
    • Agile Champion g p • Accountable for the Agile implementation • Objective – Coach and mentor Needs to be: Certified Scrum Master Up-To-Date with Agile trends and processes Seek for continuous improvement Responsibilities: Makes sure Agile process is being followed in all projects in similar way Initiate and facilitate internal Scrum forums (such as SM forum, PO forum etc) Define tool measurements and visibility reports tool, Facilitate the Steering Committee meeting Monitor the Scrum Ceremonies (Daily, Review, Retrospective, Planning) in different projects and make sure it i efficient i diff t j t d k is ffi i t
    • Agile Supporting Tool - VersionOne Full A il Lif F ll Agile Life- • Planning and tracking cycle Support • One view for impediments & Retrospective Simplified User • Drag-and-drop Task board Interface • Drag-and-drop ranking and iteration planning • 50+ Pre-packaged agile metrics and reports Reporting p g • Executive-level Dashboards with best practice metrics i Open Integration p g • Free platform and third party tool connectors third-party Platform • Integration with QC, CQ, Hudson 14
    • Looking Ahead All I Si ht4 projects are implementing A il InSight4 j t i l ti Agile Positive trends in terms of Cost, TTM & Quality Focus on Testing Automation Constant Day-to-day coaching C t tD t d hi Project management tools assimilation
    • Thank You Th k Y Galit Altinyuva y @ Galit.Altinyuva@comverse.com