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Product managers and product owners can engage and motivate their teams to delight customers - or they can distract and dishearten their teams. Ron Lichty has been a product manager and VP in among ...

Product managers and product owners can engage and motivate their teams to delight customers - or they can distract and dishearten their teams. Ron Lichty has been a product manager and VP in among leading development organizations and teams. As a development leader, he regards product managers who "get it" as key partners in delivering great work. This Product Camp talk delivers 15 ways to engage and motivate teams - so you can, together, delight customers.

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How to get your agile development team to love you (product camp, 3.14) How to get your agile development team to love you (product camp, 3.14) Presentation Transcript

  • How to Get Your Agile Development Team to Love You!! ! !Ron Lichty, principal, Ron Lichty Consulting
 author, Managing the Unmanageable! ! www.RonLichty.com www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net !
  • * Addison Wesley published October 2012 *
  • Ron Lichty, Managing Software People & Teams SOFTWEST
  • Why we wrote: * Addison Wesley published October 2012 *
  • Rules of Thumb / Nuggets of Wisdom* * 300 in the book
  • Rules of Thumb / Nuggets of Wisdom* •  Measure twice, cut once. •  Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. •  Brooks s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. –  Frederick P. Brooks Jr. * 300 in the book
  • Delight Your Customers In the beginning, everyone will talk about scope, and budget, and schedule, but in the end, nobody really cares about any of those things. The only thing they care about is this:  People will love your software, or they won t.  So that s the only criterion to which you should truly manage.   —Joseph Kleinschmidt, CTO
  • Delight Your Customers •  Making a difference…
  • How to Get 
 Your Agile Team 
 to Love You!
  • Partner
  • 11 Partner ScrumTeam.jpg (from Exploring Scrum- the Fundamentals, by Dan Rawsthorne & Doug Shimp)
  • Prioritize
  • Prioritize
  • Share the “Why”
  • Share the Big Picture
  • Block the Noise
  • Block the Noise --John Evans photo Be a damper to the noise. --Joe Kleinschmidt, CTO
  • Block the Noise
  • Block the Noise •  Support Agile Values Methodology  You  Use   Methodology  You  Associate  with  Increase  Profits   Agile   Blended  (Some  Waterfall   and  Some  Agile)   Lean   Waterfall   Agile   73.9%   13.0%   9.8%   0.0%   Blended  (Some  Waterfall   and  Some  Agile)   31.8%   46.2%   10.6%   6.1%   Lean   14.3%   0.0%   42.9%   14.3%   Waterfall   15.8%   50.0%   18.4%   13.2%   Don't  Know   5.3%   42.1%   26.3%   5.3%  
  • Make Trade-Offs
  • Be Available
  • Let Developers Focus
  • Let Developers Focus •  Multitasking?
  • 24 Let the Team Focus ScrumTeam.jpg (from Exploring Scrum- the Fundamentals, by Dan Rawsthorne & Doug Shimp)
  • Have the Data
  • Have the Data •  “If you don’t have time to calculate value, we don’t have time to calculate cost.” --Jim Highsmith, agile coach and guru
  • Have the Data •  You need to know about this classic book: Software by Numbers Mark Denne & Jane Cleland-Huang
  • Engage Users
  • Engage Users •  Remember: It’s about delighting users!
  • Listen
  • Incorporate Engineering’s Stories
  • Incorporate Engineering’s Stories •  Webinar w Greg Cohen: http://www.slideshare.net/RonLichty/ prioritizing-the-product-backlog-aipmm-webinar
  • Be Tech Savvy
  • Theme Your Sprints
  • It’s the Values •  Create an Agile Culture
  • It’s the Values •  Support Agile Values The Agile Manifesto –  We value: •  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools •  Working software over comprehensive documentation •  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation •  Responding to change over following a plan -- http://agilemanifesto.org/
  • It’s the Values •  Support Agile Values Value the Agile Manifesto over sets of practices –  We value: •  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools •  Working software over comprehensive documentation •  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation •  Responding to change over following a plan -- http://agilemanifesto.org/
  • Ron Lichty Consulting •  Mentoring, Coaching, interim and acting CTO / VP Eng roles: –  http://ronlichty.com, Ron@RonLichty.com •  The book:  Managing the Unmanageable:  Rules, Tools & Insights for Managing Software People & Teams –  http://ManagingTheUnmanageable.net •  The study:  The Study of Product Team Performance –  http://ronlichty.blogspot.com •  Training: The Agile Manager Managing Software People and Teams