How can audit and assurance mirror the agile delivery philosophy

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Assurance of agile projects conference, 27th November 2013

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  • 1. Workshop: How can audit and assurance mirror the Agile delivery philosophy? Alison Terry title and/or date Presentationand Jayne Goble 27th November 2013
  • 2. Delivery teams decide on empirical performance metrics and self monitor • Key lines of inquiry • Tests • Cycle of intervention – when and how Presentation title and/or date
  • 3. Everyone is a collaborator in delivering quality • Key lines of inquiry • Tests • Cycle of intervention – when and how Presentation title and/or date
  • 4. External assessment focuses on teams’ behaviours not just processes and documentation • Key lines of inquiry • Tests • Cycle of intervention – when and how Presentation title and/or date
  • 5. Four principles of governance for Agile delivery Key lines of inquiry: Light touch and proactive Focused on activity underway and value of products and services Key lines of inquiry: •Skills and experience of team •Team dynamics •Organisation of working environment •Permissions to make decisions Assessors have high-end skills, including delivery experience Mirror the Agile philosophy – only do it if it brings value and does not introduce delays External assessment focuses on teams’ behaviours, not just processes and documentation Observation is main method of evidence collection Presentation title and/or date ICT and systems analysis team •Prioritisation - order in which the team tackles the tasks Fail fast learn quickly Delivery teams decide on empirical performance metrics and selfmonitor Use data to improve certainty team will deliver a service of quality •Team response to the results achieved •KPIs and transparency of management •Timing and nature of quality control by delivery team Key lines of inquiry: Everyone is a collaborator in delivering quality User involvement in assuring value Senior management agrees quality of service upfront •Culture – level of commitment and openness across organisation •Business owner integration into delivery team •User feedback
  • 6. Four principles of governance for Agile delivery Key lines of inquiry: Light touch and proactive Focused on activity underway and value of products and services Key lines of inquiry: •Skills and experience of team •Team dynamics •Organisation of working environment •Permissions to make decisions Assessors have high-end skills, including delivery experience Mirror the Agile philosophy – only do it if it brings value and does not introduce delays External assessment focuses on teams’ behaviours, not just processes and documentation Observation is main method of evidence collection Presentation title and/or date ICT and systems analysis team •Prioritisation - order in which the team tackles the tasks Fail fast learn quickly Delivery teams decide on empirical performance metrics and selfmonitor Use data to improve certainty team will deliver a service of quality •Team response to the results achieved •KPIs and transparency of management •Timing and nature of quality control by delivery team Key lines of inquiry: Everyone is a collaborator in delivering quality User involvement in assuring value Senior management agrees quality of service upfront •Culture – level of commitment and openness across organisation •Business owner integration into delivery team •User feedback