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Scaling Software Agility

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Presentation given at Agile San Diego on 9/6/2012 by Armond Mehrabian.

Presentation given at Agile San Diego on 9/6/2012 by Armond Mehrabian.

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  • 1. Scaling  So*ware  Agility   Armond Mehrabian Portofino Solutions, Inc. Enterprise Agile Coach and Trainer1  
  • 2. Thought  Leadership   2
  • 3. Agile  Process  Movement   Yahoo,    BMC,   Google,     Enterprise  Agility   John  Deere,   SalesForce   Agile  (Adap(ve)   Processes   Scrum,  XP,  Lean,  Open  UP,  FDD,  Crystal…   Itera(ve   Processes   Spiral   RAD   RUP…  Predic(ve  Process   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010   3
  • 4. SeKng  the  Context:  Why  Agile?   We’ll  be  focusing  on  the  quesIon,  “Why  Agile?”  and  “How  do  we  do  it  at   scale?”   Start   Month  1   Month  2   Month  3   Month  4   Requirements   Design   Implementa(on   Verifica(on   4 444 : : Documents   Documents   Unverified  Code   SoTware   : : : : : : : : SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   SoBware   4  
  • 5. SeKng  the  Context   Scrum  is  the  most  widely  used  Agile  frameworks  for  teams.   We’ll  see  how  it  scales  to  the  enterprise.   Value   Timebox  Team   5  
  • 6. Lots  of  Scrum  teams   6  
  • 7. So  why  hasn’t  it  caught  on  in  larger  companies?   •  Where  are  the  management   roles:     •  Product  Management?   •  Project  Management?   •  Dev/QA  Management?   •  Where  are  the  Technical  Specs?   •  Can  anything  significant  get   done  in  2  weeks?   •  How  will  our  500  engineers  on  5   conInents  collaborate?   7  
  • 8. The  Scaled  Agile  Framework™   The  Scaled  Agile  Framework™  is  a  proven  framework  for  applying  Lean  and  Agile   pracIces  at  enterprise  scale    Well  codified  in  books  and   web    Synchronizes  vision,  planning,   interdependencies,  and   delivery  of  many  teams    Works  well  for  teams  of   50-­‐100    Has  been  scaled  to  over   hundreds  of  teams  and   thousands  of  people    For  more  info,  see   ScaledAgileFramework.com  See  Leffingwell,  D.  Agile  So)ware  Requirements:  Lean  Requirements  Prac8ces  for  Teams,  Programs,  and  the  Enterprise    and    www.scalingsoBwareagilityblog.  com   8
  • 9. The  Scaled  Agile  Framework  Big   Picture   V0.81See www.scalingsoftwareagilityblog.com and Leffingwell, D. Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, Addison-Wesley (Pub. 2011)
  • 10. The  Scaled  Agile  Framework  Big   Picture   V0.81See www.scalingsoftwareagilityblog.com and Leffingwell, D. Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, Addison-Wesley (Pub. 2011)
  • 11. Release  Planning  Day   11
  • 12. The  Scaled  Agile  Framework  Big   Picture   V0.81See www.scalingsoftwareagilityblog.com and Leffingwell, D. Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, Addison-Wesley (Pub. 2011)
  • 13. Scaled  Agile  Gets  Business  Results   BMC Software •  We increased individual developer and team productivity by an estimated 20 percent to 50 percent Source: QSM Associates Press Release, Sep 10, 2007 John Deere Intelligent Systems Group •  Field Issue resolution time: down 42% •  Warranty Expense: down 50% •  Time to production: down 20% •  Time to market: 20% faster •  Employee engagement: Up 9.8% (from 71 to 78) Source: Chad Holdorf of John Deere, at Rally Agile Portfolio Management Roadshow, Dallas, TX, Dec. 13, 2011
  • 14. Scaled  Agile  Gets  Business  Results   John  Deere  ISG     ProducIvity  has  increased  by  at   March  12,  2012  News  Release   least  20-­‐25%   “TradeSta8on  Receives  Highest  Ra8ng  In     Time  to  market  and  level  of  quality   Barron’s  Magazine’s  Annual  Ranking  of   has  increased  dramaIcally   Online  Brokerage  Firms”     Nearly  zero  defects  aBer  each  Ire     Best  Trading  Experience  and   store  system  release   Technology     “No  addiIonal  headcount  and     Higher  star-­‐raIng  than  23  other   were  taking  on  more  than  we  ever   offerings  leading  brokers,  including   have”   TDAmeritrade,  Charles  Schwab,   Fidelity,  E*TRADE…   Source: Chris Chapman, Director of Product Source: Keith Black, CTO and VP, Product Development, Discount Tire Development, TradeStation Technologies
  • 15. Real  Business  Benefits  “Agile  turned  my  frown  upside  down”   Agile  teams  average  Significant  increase  in  employee   37-­‐50%  faster  to  market  engagement          −  QSM  research  -­‐  John  Deere   Our  agile  teams   introduced  50%  less   defects  into  produc8on   We  experienced  a  20-­‐50%  increase  in          −  confidenIal   produc8vity                              −  BMC  Case  Study  
  • 16. The  biggest  barrier  to  Agile  Adop(on   VersionOne,  “State  of  Agile  Development  Survey”,   hnp://www.versionone.com/ state_of_agile_development_survey/10/   16  
  • 17. Schneider  Culture  Model   Reality   Oriented   X   “We  succeed  by  working   “We  succeed  by  geXng  and   together”   keeping  control”   CollaboraIon   Control   People   Company   Oriented   Oriented  “We  succeed  by  growing  people   “We  succeed  by  being  the  who  fulfill  our  vision”   CulIvaIon   Competence   best”   Possibility   Oriented   17  
  • 18. The  Scaled  Lean|Agile  Journey  •  A  company  does  not  become  a  Lean|Agile  enterprise;  instead,  it  is   conInuously  becoming  more  Lean|Agile   Lean  Thinking   Enterprise   Agile  Porcolio   Management  and   Agile  Technical   Agile  Architecture   Prac(ces   Agile   Programs   Agile   Teams  
  • 19. Lean  Thinking  House   Product Development Flow 19
  • 20. Thank  you  for  aeending…  Email:  amehrabian@portofinosoluIons.com  Twieer:  @armond_m     Dean  Leffingwell   Drew  Jemilo  Blog:  hnp://www.armondmehrabian.com    hnp://www.scaledagileframework.com  hnp://www.scalingsoBwareagilityblog.com     Colin  O’Neal   Alex  Yakyma   www.scaledagile.com  
  • 21. Q&A  Session   Armond  Mehrabian   Enterprise  Agile  Coach  and  Trainer   CSP,  PMP,  SPC       Please  provide  your  feedback  for  this  talk:     www.armondmehrabian.com/feedback