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How do you accelerate your enterprise agility?

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  • 1. How do you accelerateyour enterprise agility?Do Less to go Faster
  • 2. The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinkingSpeed to value
  • 3. 75%will be replaced within 15years1company is now replaced every 2weeks61years 18years1958 TodaySource: “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America” Richard Foster, Innosight Executive Briefing, Winter 2012The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinkingSpeed to value
  • 4. Rapid entries & exits in the S&P 500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"#$%&($!)*+$,-.!/+-0$*!1231!4!!"Eastman Kodak (2010), Radio Shack (2011)and The New York Times (2010)—wereremoved from the S&P 500 Index, thebarometer list of companies with the largestU.S. stock market capitalizations.!This kind of churn happens regularly. Kodakwas replaced by a cloud computing firm,while the NY Times Co. was replaced bybe a jolt that emphasizes the urgencyof a turnaround effort (as with theTimes) or it can be a prelude to delisting and the threat of bankruptcy(as with Kodak.) The removal in2003 of American Airlines parent AMRfrom the S&P 500 was a prelude tothe delisting of AMR onits Chapter 11 declaration.S&P 500 Churn Over the Past DecadeSample companies that have entered and exited the index since 2002Entered the index: Exited the index:IN OUTSpeed to valueSource: “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America” Richard Foster, Innosight Executive Briefing, Winter 2012
  • 5. So…what is slowing us down?
  • 6. #1 Need for control
  • 7. #1 Need for controlYou become the bottleneckLimits decision-makingLow Risk/RewardWhy is control bad for speed?
  • 8. http://talkingtraffic.org/wp-content/images/stack_documents.jpg#2 BIG designdocuments
  • 9. #2 BIG designdocuments You are in the problem-solving business andyou don’t solve problems with documentation.You solve them with elegant, efficient andsophisticated software.
  • 10. #3 Closed culture
  • 11. #3 Closed culture“The Reengineering Alternative” by William SchneiderWhere does your organization fit?
  • 12. How do we deal with all that andaccelerate our enterprise agility?
  • 13. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire
  • 14. The 3 factors that motivate us &how they correlate to agile practicesDaniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates UsHow do we accelerateour enterprise agility?Autonomy -> Develop self-organizing teamsMastery -> Foster technical excellencePurpose -> Encourage product visioning#1 Engage/Inspire
  • 15. #2 Collaborate
  • 16. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 CollaborateNo more one-person-team activitiesNo heavily silos between teamsNo more is Business the outsider.It is the part of the teamDevelop in partnership
  • 17. #3 Design in public
  • 18. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in publicGot an idea for a design? Put it up on the whiteboardRough out the flow and tell your team about itPut it up in a public place at the office and get feedbackFaster is better, sharing is mandatory, simple is good
  • 19. #4 Fail fast.Learn faster.http://www.alistapart.com/articles/design-criticism-creative-process
  • 20. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.Expect lots of mistakes…and…lots of learning.Try something, anything, and get feedback fromthe “real world”Then change it/throw it away/adapt it to the real need.You do NOT get it right the first time
  • 21. #5 Get customerfeedback
  • 22. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedbackShow your deliverables often to the customerCapture their feedbackIncorporate their feedback in your deliverablesGet – and use – customer feedback
  • 23. #6 Iteratively fill the gaps
  • 24. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gapsDevelop the happy path (the simplest thing thatprovides business value) first.Fill-in gaps as they are discovered and prioritizedDon’t design for every possible eventualityYou will miss stuff.
  • 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/37541410@N03/3901861703/sizes/l/#7 Keep your teammoving forward
  • 26. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team movingNothing kills momentum faster than long timesbetween reviews of the team’s work.Get your work out there sooner and more frequently.Show progress and keep the project’s momentummoving forwardKeep moving – forward!
  • 27. #8 Pick theright tools.
  • 28. Keep your tools simple…
  • 29. …keep them open…
  • 30. …keep them moving…
  • 31. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team moving#8 Pick the right tools5 Tips for picking tools that deliverYour tools should change and grow with your teamsYour tools should let your teams be differentThey should help you build the right thing over following the right processHelp you deploy often and fail fastMake real progress, not rigid plans on paperhttp://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/sites/default/files/resource/ebook-challengingalm.pdf#1#2#3#4#5
  • 32. #9 Measure value
  • 33. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team moving#8 Pick the right tools#9 Measure valueCostThe typical measure, the “Iron Triangle”…ConstraintsSchedule Scope
  • 34. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team moving#8 Pick the right tools#9 Measure valueConstraints(cost, schedule, scope)Quality(Reliable, adaptable product)…has changed.Source: Jim HighsmithValue(Releasable product)
  • 35. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team moving#8 Pick the right tools#9 Measure valueWe must measure value -‐ what is important to our customer,and what financial benefit does this bring to our organization.Source: Jim HighsmithValue(Releasable product)Constraints(cost, schedule, scope)Quality(Reliable, adaptable product)
  • 36. #10 Go from doing Agileto being agile
  • 37. How do we accelerateour enterprise agility?#1 Engage/Inspire#2 Collaborate#3 Design in public#4 Fail fast. Learn faster.#5 Get customer feedback#6 Iteratively fill the gaps#7 Keep your team moving#8 Pick the right tools#9 Measure value#10 From doing to beingDoing Agile Being agileMismatched cultureSupportive culture
  • 38. Grow your agile teamThoughtWorks pioneered thepractice of agile development. Nowwe’re on a mission to share thatexperience with forward-thinkingsoftware teams.Learn MoreSee how our interactive workshops and experiencedtrainers can help accelerate your enterprise agility.

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