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Assurance of agile projects conference 27th November 2013

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    Gateway reviews - waterfall based or agile ready? Gateway reviews - waterfall based or agile ready? Presentation Transcript

    • Brian Wernham Gateway reviews: Waterfall biased or Agile ready? brian.wernham@gmail.com @BrianUkulele Visit bit.ly/agileassurance-offer for delegates’ 50% discount
    • Why are YOU here today? What is ‘Agile’? ‘Agile’ only for web development? ‘Agile’ only for tiny stuff? ‘Agile’ = loss of ‘Agile’ in control? mission critical projects? What is ‘DSDM’? What is ‘Scrum’? Gated assurance processes for agile projects? http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 2
    • This talk: What are Gateway reviews? What is ‘Agile’? Can a Gated approach be used to assure ‘Agile’ projects? … and what about complex change programmes? http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 3
    • Waterfall projects drive a waterfall assurance approach… Traditional Project Design Build Test Deploy White box Assurance ‘P’ Level Process Assurance
    • Waterfall - Let’s dig deeper… What is the waterfall approach? Why does it often cause problems on innovation projects? What are Gateway Reviews? Do Gateway reviews reinforce weaknesses in the waterfall model? http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 5
    • The “Big Design Up Front” mind-set I had better ask for all possible features… At last – a chance to get what I want! http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 6
    • The Big Design Up Front is born… http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 7
    • The result of Big Design Up Front… 8
    • http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 9
    • As difficult as trying to swim up a waterfall… http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 10
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    • Gateway reviews – as interpreted for waterfall projects Source: Welsh Government 2012 http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele Acronyms: - Strategic Outline Case (SOC) - Outline Business Case (OBC) - Full Business Case (FBC) 13
    • What does an ‘Agile’ project look like: - a governance perspective Innovation project P/type P/type P/type P/type 14
    • Examples of Agile Methods - A project level method: ‘DSDM’ Source: DSDM Consortium (DSDM = Driving Strategy, Delivering More) 15
    • Examples of Agile Methods - A team level method: ‘Scrum’ Source: Mike Cohn 16
    • ‘Agile’ projects invert the ‘irontriangle’: Source: DSDM Consortium 17
    • Don’t be slaves to process! 18
    • Be outcome focussed: 19
    • ‘O’ for Outcome Assurance… ‘P’ Level Process Assurance 20
    • Taking an appropriate assurance approach… Traditional Project Innovation project Hybrid Programme Traditional Project Design Build P/type Innovation Project P/type Test Deploy Traditional Project P/type Innovation Project White box Assurance Hybrid Assurance P/type Black box Assurance 21
    • Annual ‘O’ Gates Programme Gateway Reviews Programme Close ‘O’ Gate Project Strategic Assessment Initial Gate ‘O’ Strategic Assessment Hybrid Gate Assurance? ‘P’ level Gates 1-5 repeated Process for each project Assurance ‘O’ Level Gate 0 repeated Outcome annually Assurance Source: Welsh Government 2012 – amended to correctly show iterative Gates O http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele 22
    • Managing and assuring agile/waterfall hybrid change programmes – a recent article… http://bit.ly/About-Brian @BrianUkulele
    • Thanks for listening! brian.wernham@gmail.com Blog: brianwernham.wordpress.com @BrianUkulele http://bit.ly/About-Brian Visit bit.ly/agileassurance-offer for delegates’ 50% discount 24