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War for Agile

War for Agile



Presentation from Agile Ukraine conference (Kiev 2008) about Agile adoption in difficult conditions.

Presentation from Agile Ukraine conference (Kiev 2008) about Agile adoption in difficult conditions.



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    War for Agile War for Agile Presentation Transcript

    • War for Agile Alimenkou Mikalai [email_address] http://agilecoaching.com.ua 28.06.2008
    • Stop and think!
      • To start or not to start?
        • Your team already has good enough process
        • You don’t have any practical experience in Agile
        • It is your temporary project
        • You are only one person who like and understand Agile principles
    • Why to start?
      • You don’t like
        • Overtimes
        • Buggy code
        • External plan
        • Tons of documentation
      • You like
        • Work for fun
        • Team collaboration
        • Build useful software/product
        • Improving yourself
        • … .
    • Fixed price projects
      • Make initial estimations more Agile
      • Reduce time to first deadline
      • Use Agile internally to predict failures
      • Introduce internal releases
      • Show benefits of Agile process
      • Try to use popularity of Scrum
    • Hourly paid projects
      • Use team as interface with Agile based implementation
      • Introduce internal process and make it company standard
      • Make proxy for external dependencies
      • Reduce overtimes
    • Distributed projects
      • Move to separate teams approach
      • Often mix teams
      • Extend communication environment
      • Use special Agile tools
    • Internal projects
      • Find person suitable for customer role
      • Take part in initial project planning
      • Proxy customer
      • Make internal demos and deadlines
    • Common best practices
      • Hide team from external pressure
      • Use all engineer practices
      • Experiment and let team to make decision
      • Reuse team members for different roles
      • Build the trust
      • Be ready to any questions
    • Adoption issues
      • No other Agile project exists
        • Don’t use word Agile
        • Ask for a chance
        • Start with engineering practices
        • Find holes in existing process
      • Low authority to make changes
        • Be an example
        • Show benefits to team members
        • Find support from management
        • Be reliable and get the authority
    • Adoption issues
      • Unfriendly environment for Agile
        • Adopt practices for yourself and share results
        • Make job done with highest quality
        • Show hidden issues
      • Bad previous experience with Agile
        • Don’t use word ‘Agile’
        • Try to include only some practices
        • Have answer to each question
    • Any questions?