• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
I Don't Do Agile. I Am Agile
 

I Don't Do Agile. I Am Agile

on

  • 383 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
383
Views on SlideShare
383
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
2
Downloads
8
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    I Don't Do Agile. I Am Agile I Don't Do Agile. I Am Agile Presentation Transcript

    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. I DON’T DO AGILE, I AM AGILE! @BarryOReilly www.barryoreilly.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/barryoreilly
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Who are ThoughtWorks? Enterprise Agile and Technology consulting Offices in US, UK, Germany, India, Brazil, China and Australia 1,800 people worldwide Creators of GO!, Twist and Mingle Martin Fowler & Jim Highsmith
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What will we cover?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Problems adopting and practicing Agile in organisations
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Follow what is in the book – we’re Agile!
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Agile project failing to deliver or live up to expectations
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. But we are doing everything X says to do
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Maybe Agile isn’t for us It does not work A myth
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Practices and Principles Agile – SCRUM – XP Lean and Kanban
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. SCRUM - Practices Meetings Daily Stand Up Sprint Planning Showcase Retrospective Time-boxing Sprint Spikes Artifacts Product Backlog Sprint Backlog Burn Down Roles SCRUM Team SCRUM Master Product Owner Users
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. XP – Practices Feedback User Stories (Planning) Whole team Test Driven Development Pair Programming Welfare Sustainable Pace Shared Understanding Simple Design System Metaphor Collective Code Ownership Continuous Process Continuous Integration Design Improvement Small Releases
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Kanban Visualise The Workflow Limit Work In Progress Manage Flow Make Process Policies Explicit Improve Collaboratively
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Change your perspective
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Instead of trying to do everything that’s prescribed Ask why are we doing it?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Do we need to do it? Does it work for the product we trying to build?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Reverse thinking
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. The best place to begin an intellectual journey is at its end – Russell Ackoff
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Visionaries look ahead to a desired end Know where they want to be
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Work backwards to find a way of getting there
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Bad smells
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. To do more of what is not working now, is to do more of what will not work in the future
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Trying to do the wrong thing right
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Being ineffective
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. How do we know?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Practices and Principles Agile – SCRUM – XP Lean – Kanban – Muda (Eliminating waste) – Amplify learning – Deliver as fast as possible
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of a specific activity or method. – Edward Deming
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Go Compare
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Compare SCRUM 14 Practices - Time boxed - Cross Functional teams - Roles Prescribed - Cannot Add Items - Estimation Required XP 12 Practices - Iterative - Developer centric - Collective Ownership - Small releases - Planning game Kanban 3 Practices - Event Driven - Specialist teams - No Roles Prescribed - Add Items when capacity - Estimation Optional Prescriptive Adaptive
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Focus on using the practices that suit the context Don’t simply stick with one discipline and one alone
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Great idea! When do we start?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Day One to Last Day
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Example
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Day One Management felt need to control and manage team Showed a lack of involvement in the project (Agile too time consuming) Wanted progress reports every two weeks SCRUM by the book Time-boxing led to mini-Waterfall mentality Sprint planning meeting (taking hours and all team members) Build broken, still go to prescribed meetings Estimate in points, task in hours, Burn down in hours
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Change perspective Planned On Demand
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Change Going Forward Once Planned Now On Demand No Sprint Planning Story Showcase No Time Box Retro Reporting Trash Hours Abstract Sizing
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Last Day Only formality – Showcase to external stakeholders – Report outwards on velocity covered since last report cycle Stakeholders – require continual engagement at story review and showcase – Forced to prioritised Developers – Story huddles meant they only review stories they work on – Focus on writing code, not hang out in meetings
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What are the indicators for what practices to use?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Project Brief – Green or Brown Fields – New Product Development – Heavy Lifting – Integration
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Organisation – Experience of Agile – Open to change – Culture – People need to feel secure, otherwise display defensive behaviour
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Hand over and collaboration – Always available – Not with team continually – Intermittently – Only attend schedule meetings
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Composition Of The Team – Co-located – Distributed – Same working hours – Different time zones
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Environment – Technology – Tools – Office Space – Desk Space
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Releasing – Automated or Manual – How often can you deploy? – On demand – Daily, Weekly, Monthly – Scheduled cycle
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What To Think About…. Feedback loops – Stakeholders – Customers – Users – Cannot improve if you do not get it
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. So back to SCRUM, XP or Kanban
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. SCURM 14 Practices - Time boxed - Cross Functional teams - Roles Prescribed - Cannot Add Items - Estimation Required XP 12 Practices - Iterative - Developer centric - Collective Ownership - Small releases - Planning game Kanban 3 Practices - Event Driven - Specialist teams - No Roles Prescribed - Add Items when capacity - Estimation Optional
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Stop thinking about what discipline to use Starting thinking about what practice will be useful
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. SCURM 14 Practices - Time boxed - Cross Functional teams - Roles Prescribed - Cannot Add Items - Estimation Required XP 12 Practices - Iterative - Developer centric - Collective Ownership - Small releases - Planning game Kanban 3 Practices - Event Driven - Specialist teams - No Roles Prescribed - Add Items when capacity - Estimation Optional
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. - Time boxed - Cross Functional teams - Roles Prescribed - Cannot Add Items - Estimation Required - Iterative - Developer centric - Collective Ownership - Small releases - Planning game - Event Driven - Specialist teams - No Roles Prescribed - Add Items when capacity - Estimation Optional
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Lean Thinking
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all - Peter Drucker
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Minimum amount to succeed
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Muda – Eliminate waste – Not helping get rid of it – Using more tools, people or equipment than is needed – Software Development is a value creation process – Perfect process has no unneeded waste
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Delivering as fast as possible – End goal is to deliver a product – Sooner the product is delivered – Sooner you get feedback – Sooner you can improve it
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Amplified learning – Continuous learning process – Making mistakes and learning – Increased feedback
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Question Everything
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Is what we are doing valuable or slowing us down?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Is it relevant for what we are trying to do?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. What purpose is it meant to serve - is it achieving it?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. If we didn’t do it what would happen?
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Continuous Improvement
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Team arrives at maturity when it invests more in strategies and tactics that do not work more than ones that do
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Learn more when things are wrong not right
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Try things out Don’t be afraid to fail
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Do not waste your failures
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. It's not FAILURE that we should celebrate - but the LEARNING that ensues
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Kaizen Envisage Enact Get Feedback Feed Learning Back In
    • Private and Confidential. © 2011 ThoughtWorks, Ltd. All rights reserved. Thank you If you like what you saw talk to me about joining ThoughtWorks