Richard Stinear - How to Build a Death Star

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Richard Stinear - How to Build a Death Star

  1. 1. How to Build aDeath Star Lessons learned from Agile development in the Enterprise
  2. 2. Bună dimineaţa!• I am Richard Stinear, Group Head of Development at Endava• I’m a developer and an architect, IASA CITA-P certified• I’m from New Zealand
  3. 3. Why Eastern Europe?Talent poolCultureTime ZoneTechnical excellenceStrong universities HeadcountLanguage skillsEase of travel 152Presence within the EU 142 204 201 Iasi Moldova Cluj Romania Bucharest 7
  4. 4. Does size matter? Source: www.wikipedia.org
  5. 5. Does size matter? Customer vs Supplier Headcount 300000 225000 150000 75000 Endava Bupa Barclays JP Morgan Citigroup HSBC 0 Wipro InfosysTCS Accenture Source: www.wikipedia.org
  6. 6. Does size matter? Customer vs Supplier Headcount 300000 225000 150000 75000 Endava Bupa Barclays JP Morgan Citigroup HSBC 0 Wipro InfosysTCS Accenture Source: www.wikipedia.org
  7. 7. Does size matter? Customer vs Supplier Headcount 300000 225000 150000 75000 Endava Bupa Barclays JP Morgan Citigroup HSBC 0 Wipro InfosysTCS Accenture Source: www.wikipedia.org
  8. 8. A short history of outsourcing…• Huge deals in the late 90s – both in £s and man days• Backlash in the 00s• “Right-Shoring”
  9. 9. A short history of outsourcing…• Huge deals in the late 90s – both in £s and man days• Backlash in the 00s• “Right-Shoring”• Heavy-weight methodologies• Emphasising contracts over working code• Agile was born and grew up quickly…
  10. 10. Agile in the Enterprise == dealing with all thishistory As a Sith Lord I want to build a death star so I can destroy planets whenever I feel like it
  11. 11. FundingHow can you guarantee scope fora specific cost?
  12. 12. Organisational DifficultiesHow do you create a cross-functional team in an extremelydivided organisation?
  13. 13. RequirementsHow much analysis should wedo up front?
  14. 14. DesignWith very little up-front design – how dowe make the rightchoices?
  15. 15. DevelopmentWith great power comes greatstress (sometimes)
  16. 16. TestingHow do you satisfy the business you’ve mitigated therisks?How do you get the dev/test mix right?
  17. 17. Path to ProductionHow do you perform frequentreleases in highly controlledenvironments? Sprints Hardenin Transitio Sprint 0 1…6 g Sprint n Sprint Sprint 7 Sprint 8 Sprint 9 Sprint 10
  18. 18. CommunicationsHow do you make it work with distributed teams?
  19. 19. Being in CompetitionHow do your prove that your scrums are better than everyone elses?
  20. 20. Putting it all together Re qu ir e m T en UA ts ce rman Design Perfo g n principle s Testi Your Scrum of Awesome Sec/Pen Testing Funding process Know s led pr o c es Op ge Ma nagem m ent Ha er aPro cure o gy nd tio ol egy n t ov nal er Su ch tra pp te s or ss t i ne B us
  21. 21. It Works!• Big gains in business value• Lots of business agility• Lower costs of procurement• Much happier developers!
  22. 22. References and attribution• Death Star picture: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/DS-1_Orbital_Battle_Station• Idea for critique of Star Wars Trash Compactor: “On the implausibility of the Death Star’s Trash Compactor” by Joshua Tyree - http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/on-the-implausibility-of- the-death-stars-trash-compactor• Trash Compactor scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U3Oti2L8S4 – Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – Trash Compactor• Cubicle Hell - http://www.flickr.com/photos/genmachaita/4933295404/sizes/o/in/ photostream/• Starry background - http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotbot/6703408763/• Ewok-powered - http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/4179698218/• We should never have accepted their invitation - http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/ 4269790436/• Look! The Cut the Pizza Budget. Again. - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellysblogger/ 3223034827/• Sabotage #6: Loading metal into the microwave - http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/ 4417714120/• Credit Cut in Imperial Telecommunication - http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/4012030328/• Renewable Power of Destruction - http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/4166307741/

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