@aahoogendoorn 
The state of agile in ten easy lessons 
Sander Hoogendoorn 
Author of This Is Agile 
@aahoogendoorn 
BEYON...
BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved 
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Why it fails 
THE WATERFALL MODEL
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The end of software development’s silver bullet 
AGILE IS DEAD
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Lesson one 
HAVING SOME PROCESSIS NOT A BAD THING
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Lesson two 
THE SCRUM MASTER ISN’T ALWAYS A MASTER 
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@aahoogen...
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Lesson three 
LOOSE THE SCRUM BOARD
@aahoogendoorn 
WHAT’S THE REAL STATUS?
@aahoogendoorn 
VISUALIZE YOUR FLOW…
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…AND GO WITH THE FLOW
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@aahoogen...
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Not exactly like Kanban? Who cares. It works for us 
LIMIT WIP?
@aahoogendoorn 
Lesson four 
WE ARE NOT MANUFACTURING
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Lesson five 
SELF-ORGANIZATIONCANBEPRETTYTOUGH
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Lesson six 
TRUST THE METRICS
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So no projects? No estimates? 
LEARN TO LIVE WITH AMBIGUITY
@aahoogendoorn 
Lesson seven 
YOU ARE NOT USAINBOLT
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Lesson eight 
PROJECT MANAGERS ARE NOT A TOTAL WASTE AFTER ALL
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@aahoogen...
@aahoogendoorn 
Ask your team how you can contribute 
“DO NOTHING” IS NOT AN OPTION 
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@aahoogendoorn 
PROJECT MANAGERS ARE PART OF THE TEAM TOO
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@aahoogendoorn 
Lesson nine 
MANAGE THE ENVIRONMENT
BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved 
@aahoogen...
@aahoogendoorn 
Keep the politics out of the team, but don’t hide the politics from the team 
“YOU DON’T WANNA KNOW”
BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved 
@aahoogen...
@aahoogendoorn 
IN RETROSPECTIVE?
BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved 
@aahoogen...
@aahoogendoorn 
Lesson ten 
THERE IS NO SO THING AS ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL AGILE
BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved 
@aahoogen...
@aahoogendoorn 
THERE’S VALUE FOUND IN ALL AGILE APPROACHES. AND EVEN IN WATERFALL
@aahoogendoorn 
www.sanderhoogendoorn.comwww.smartusecase.comwww.speedbird9.com 
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Beyond breaking bad. The state of agile in ten easy lessons

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This highly interactive, fast-paced talk will demonstrate the current state of agile, why agile won't succeed in changing the world, why Scrum Masters fail too often, why you still need a project manager in agile projects, and why sefl-organization is hard.

Presented this talk during the Agile Holland Meet-up in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

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  1. 1. @aahoogendoorn The state of agile in ten easy lessons Sander Hoogendoorn Author of This Is Agile @aahoogendoorn BEYOND BREAKING BAD
  2. 2. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 2 Sander Hoogendoorn Me Dad (3 + 2) Programmer, trainer, mentor, architect Books (3) Articles (+250) International conferences (+100) Capgemini Principal technology officer Global design authority agile Web www.sanderhoogendoorn.com www.smartusecase.com www.speedbird9.com @aahoogendoorn
  3. 3. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn
  4. 4. @aahoogendoorn Why it fails THE WATERFALL MODEL
  5. 5. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 5 Waterfall?
  6. 6. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn
  7. 7. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 10 We’ve got a plan and we’ll stick to it
  8. 8. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 11 Boehm’s Law. Testing is always too late
  9. 9. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 13 Waterfall?
  10. 10. @aahoogendoorn The end of software development’s silver bullet AGILE IS DEAD
  11. 11. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 15 Trying something different
  12. 12. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 16 The state of agile
  13. 13. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 17 Manifesto for what again?
  14. 14. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 18 Agile is dead
  15. 15. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 19 Agile conferences…
  16. 16. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 20 We are uncovering better ways to change the world?
  17. 17. @aahoogendoorn Lesson one HAVING SOME PROCESSIS NOT A BAD THING
  18. 18. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 23 We are uncovering better ways to change the world?
  19. 19. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 24 Process? What process?
  20. 20. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 25 What do you mean Scrum is not a process?
  21. 21. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 27
  22. 22. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 28 FDD. Adding some process
  23. 23. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 29 Smart. Adding some processCreateproject proposalWriteproject planDeliverworkingsoftwareStabilizesoftware
  24. 24. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 30 DSDM. Adding more process
  25. 25. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn WHAT MAKES A PROJECT AGILE?
  26. 26. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 32 Boehm’s Law applied to iterations
  27. 27. @aahoogendoorn Lesson two THE SCRUM MASTER ISN’T ALWAYS A MASTER ?
  28. 28. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 35 Lowering our fences
  29. 29. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 36 Lowering our fences
  30. 30. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 37 Dogmagile
  31. 31. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 38 Become a scrum master? A servant-leader-master?
  32. 32. @aahoogendoorn
  33. 33. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 40 Scrumman
  34. 34. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 41
  35. 35. @aahoogendoorn Lesson three LOOSE THE SCRUM BOARD
  36. 36. @aahoogendoorn WHAT’S THE REAL STATUS?
  37. 37. @aahoogendoorn VISUALIZE YOUR FLOW…
  38. 38. @aahoogendoorn …AND GO WITH THE FLOW
  39. 39. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 47 Boehm’s Law applied to backlog items
  40. 40. @aahoogendoorn Not exactly like Kanban? Who cares. It works for us LIMIT WIP?
  41. 41. @aahoogendoorn Lesson four WE ARE NOT MANUFACTURING
  42. 42. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn How long do you need to build this feature? Eh .. I don’t know. It depends I guess 20 hours.
  43. 43. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn Please for once give me an exact number you silly nerd! Stop asking me these things I don’t really have an answer to
  44. 44. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 52 We are using the wrong metaphors How long do you need to build this feature? buildthis
  45. 45. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 53 Manufacturing? Construction? Manufacturing and construction are linear processes Software development is a creative process and it is very much non-linear Software isn’t Built, it’s Invented Coding is a creative problem. Every time a developer writes code, he is taking a non-deterministic path towards an unknown solution — a unique solution that has never been created before. If the work weren’t unique, he wouldn’t need to write it, he’d simply copy and paste it.
  46. 46. @aahoogendoorn Lesson five SELF-ORGANIZATIONCANBEPRETTYTOUGH
  47. 47. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 58 Magic!
  48. 48. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 59 Drawing owls
  49. 49. @aahoogendoorn Lesson six TRUST THE METRICS
  50. 50. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 70 Those who do the work, do the estimate
  51. 51. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn How long do you need to build this feature? Eh .. I don’t know. It depends I guess 20 hours.
  52. 52. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 72 With creative work estimates are rarely linear
  53. 53. @aahoogendoorn So no projects? No estimates? LEARN TO LIVE WITH AMBIGUITY
  54. 54. @aahoogendoorn Lesson seven YOU ARE NOT USAINBOLT
  55. 55. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 75 Sprints. Scrum’s mini-projects The team commits to deliver
  56. 56. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 77 The red sprint anti-pattern
  57. 57. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 78 Yesterday’s Weather
  58. 58. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 79 Reverse planning
  59. 59. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 80 Trust the metrics
  60. 60. @aahoogendoorn Lesson eight PROJECT MANAGERS ARE NOT A TOTAL WASTE AFTER ALL
  61. 61. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 85 The traditional project manager ProjectManager Customer Analyst UI Designer Architect Developer Developer Tester
  62. 62. @aahoogendoorn Ask your team how you can contribute “DO NOTHING” IS NOT AN OPTION ?
  63. 63. @aahoogendoorn PROJECT MANAGERS ARE PART OF THE TEAM TOO
  64. 64. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 88 The agile team facilitator Team Customer Analyst UI Designer Developer Developer Tester ProjectManager
  65. 65. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 89 Be part of the team •Do-nothing isn’t good enough •Be transparent •Don’t hide your spread sheets •Don’t fool with metrics •Ask the team how you can contribute •Make sure the what is covered. •Don’t try to interfere with the how •Manage the environment
  66. 66. @aahoogendoorn Lesson nine MANAGE THE ENVIRONMENT
  67. 67. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 92 Isn’t that what the scrum master does?
  68. 68. @aahoogendoorn Keep the politics out of the team, but don’t hide the politics from the team “YOU DON’T WANNA KNOW”
  69. 69. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 94 This is where a project manager comes in handy
  70. 70. @aahoogendoorn IN RETROSPECTIVE?
  71. 71. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 96 In theory… •The whole organization is already working agile •You don’t need a steering committee •Budget flows automatically •Everybody wants to collaborate •Teams are self-steering •You don’t need a process •No external parties are involved •The product owner perfectly represents all stakeholders •No project manager is needed •The Scrum Master is our hero •You always make the sprint But in practice You’re likely the first agile project in the organization Management requires a steering committee Budgets need to be guarded People are conservative Self-steering is hard A little process is unavoidable There are always external parties The product owner only represents a sub-set of all stakeholders Yes they are needed! The Scrum Master is too junior Sprints “fail” all the time
  72. 72. @aahoogendoorn Lesson ten THERE IS NO SO THING AS ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL AGILE
  73. 73. BEYOND BREAKING BAD. THE STATE OF AGILE IN TEN EASY LESSONS ©2001 -2014 Sander Hoogendoorn. All Rights Reserved @aahoogendoorn 98 Agile is a sliding scale Ceremony Agility
  74. 74. @aahoogendoorn THERE’S VALUE FOUND IN ALL AGILE APPROACHES. AND EVEN IN WATERFALL
  75. 75. @aahoogendoorn www.sanderhoogendoorn.comwww.smartusecase.comwww.speedbird9.com sander@ditisagile.nl @aahoogendoorn REFERENCES AND QUESTIONS
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