Agile tour stuttgart 2013: Scrum and agility - Enjoy the journey


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Stuttgart, October 16 2013. 100 enthusiast people gathered to listen to presentations and share ideas on Agile.
I gave a closing note about Scrum, and how to look beyond Scrum and software development, to Enterprise Agility.
Core message said that both are about a journey, more than about a goal.

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  • Nimble.Resilience.Agility is a need that arises from the fact that building software is complex and can’t be perfectly planned given the speed and amount of change. It takes courage to admit it, more courage to live by this fact.
  • Agile tour stuttgart 2013: Scrum and agility - Enjoy the journey

    1. 1. Scrum and Agility Enjoy the journey Gunther Verheyen Directing the Professional series at October 16, Agile Tour Stuttgart 2013
    2. 2. 3 Warming-up Poll MIN 1. Who is doing Scrum? 2. Does Scrum make you and your organization „Agile‟? – – Yes? No? 3. What is so important about being „Agile‟? Remember: ‘Agile’ refers to the mindset, the values and the principles expressed in the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”. Now, that was a focus. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 2
    3. 3. Fact (1): The Ubiquitous Scrum 2013 Scrum Waterfall 2011 92% Iterative Lean Kanban Extreme Programming (XP) Iterative (Unified Process) ITIL Test Driven Development (TDD: test cases are implmented first, then the … DevOps Feature Drive Development (FDD) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Rational Unified Process Agile Modeling Six Sigma Microsoft Solutions Framework For Agile Spiral Other derivatives of the unified process (AUP, OUP, etc) Agile Data Method Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) Behavior Driven Development (BDD) “Another finding compared to 2011 is that fewer teams are doing water-scrumfall.” Other (please specify) Crystal Adaptive Software Development (ASD) Source: Forrester November 2011-2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 3
    4. 4. Scrum Is A Journey Scrum thrives on discovery, experimentationbased learning and collaboration via: • Short, high value iterations. • Self-organizing, crossfunctional teams. • High visibility. With its distinct rules, Scrum is an actionable way to adopt the Agile paradigm in software development. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 4
    5. 5. 3 Where Are You On Your Journey? MIN Raise your hand if: • You are Agile? • Becoming Agile? • Have been told to be Agile and are going to start soon? • Agile is not in your immediate horizon? © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 5
    6. 6. Fact (2): There Is Importance in Agility Source: The Economist 2011, Organizational agility: How business can survive and thrive in turbulent times. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 6
    7. 7. Definition of Agility (n.) • Agility is the organizational state envisioned by moving to Agile processes; a state of constant change, evolution, innovation, improvement and reinvention. • Agility is an enterprise‟s capability to respond to challenges, change direction, take advantage of opportunities; to be quick and nimble. React Explore (options) Lead © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 7
    8. 8. Assertions • Organizations are desperate to be Agile. • Scrum is a foundation for Agility. • Agility is a path: – Agility can‟t be planned. – Agility can‟t be dictated. – Agility has no end-state. Organizations can gain more Agility by progressively refocusing the entirety of their business functions. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 8
    9. 9. Agility Is A Path (Of Continuous Improvement) Agility Path • It implies organizational and cultural change. • An organization‟s core operating system needs a complementary operating system to address the change. • Scrum is a great fit to manage this change. • Management inspects progress in groupings of business functions toward agility. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 9
    10. 10. Adapting Practices Should Improve Domain Performance Enterprise Employee satisfaction Scrum Value Customer satisfaction Frequency of releases (months) 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Maintenance as % of product… Productivity Number of customers Time to get a small change to a… Number of customers on… Quality stabilization time for releases (months) Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 10
    11. 11. Improvement Becomes Transparent Through Measurements TM • Agility Index summarizes progress towards more Agility. • Agility Index reflects the outcome from improved operational and development practices. © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 11
    12. 12. Agility Path Provides Guidance, Not Prescriptions Agility Path © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 12
    13. 13. Thank you © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 13
    14. 14. Connect with the Scrum community Forums /Community Twitter @scrumdotorg LinkedIn Facebook RSS /company/ / © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 14
    15. 15. About Gunther Verheyen • eXtreme Programming and Scrum since 2003 • Professional Scrum Trainer • Directing the Professional series at • Author of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion)” (October 28, 2013) Mail Twitter @Ullizee Personal Blog © 1993-2013, All Rights Reserved 15