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    Agile according to Planbox Agile according to Planbox Presentation Transcript

    • Agile according to Planbox November 2011 1
    • ‘Waterfall’ = ‘Heavy Weight’• Fixed vision of future tasks which are very detailed• Can apply to big projects in which: – The deliverables are stable – The technology is known – There are no changes or unknown factors – The project has previouslybeen done and tested 2 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Waterfall –vs- Agile A ‘waterfall’ methodology can be functional in certain contexts But the cost is high andthe risk of using it in a dynamic environment is very high 3 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Agile Manifesto : 4 Principals Focus on Over Individuals and Processes and tools interactions Working Comprehensive software/products/ documentation services Customer Contract negotiation collaboration Responding to Following a plan change 4 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Being agile - day to dayWe naturally work in an agile fashion: We do a list of things to do We ‘check’ a thing when it’s done We redo the list once in awhile We tell people who are involved what we need from them to do our things We tell people who are involved what we’ve done 5 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • A Visual of Agile 6 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Agile StrengthsFacilitates flexibilityReduces cost associated to changeAllows for better visibility in projectsHelps to identify issues earlyEncourages speed to marketIncreases customer satisfaction But you must: – Listen and communicate – Be disciplined 7 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Some Agile DifficultiesLack of tools to define objectives and measure success Hard to see the ‘big picture’Undefined amount of necessary documentation 8 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Agile KeywordsMotivate PeopleEmpower TeamsOptimize CommunicationEnforce DisciplineReduce RiskEvaluate FeedbackManage UncertaintyEvolve Practices 9 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • What you need to start  A dedicated team  A ‘backlog’ of things to do  Start iteratingIt WILL take a couple of iterations before it becomes easy (and fun) Do NOT focus on process 10 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel
    • Planbox 4 levelsInitiatives LengthWeeks - monthsProject LengthWeeks - monthsItem LengthHours - daysTask LengthMinutes - hours 11 © 2011 Planbox - Confidentiel