Martin Bauer - Scrum, The Financial Times & eZ Publish

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Martin Bauer - Scrum, The Financial Times & eZ Publish

  1. 1. eZ Publish Conference 2011The Financial Times, Scrumand eZ PublishPresenter: Martin Bauer, Programme Manager Experts in eZ Publish consulting & development
  2. 2. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Contents➜ FDI Intelligence➜ The Banker➜ Swiss Pension News➜ Key Learnings Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  3. 3. Why Sprint 4?
  4. 4. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 4 – The Theory➜ Showcase completed items➜ Sprint 4 Retrospective➜ Sprint 5 Plan Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  5. 5. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Start of the Meeting Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  6. 6. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 4 – The Reality➜ Showcased only a few items➜ Not a single user story was completed Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  7. 7. eZ Publish Conference London 2011After Progress Review Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  8. 8. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 5 – Plan➜ Only included items that we had analysis for➜ Assumed everything would take 20% longer than estimated➜ PM focused on management➜ BA focused on analysis➜ Ensured Product Owner were available to answer questions Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  9. 9. eZ Publish Conference London 2011How we felt after the meeting Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  10. 10. Sprint 5
  11. 11. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Challenges➜ Many features not fully analysed➜ Developers working independantly➜ System testing difficult as features not integrated➜ Continual adjustments to existing functionality when reviewed Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  12. 12. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 5 Review➜ Able to showcase much more➜ Covered analysis on most outstanding features➜ Had completed ~ 90% of what we’d planned➜ Working closer with product owner Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  13. 13. eZ Publish Conference London 2011After the meeting Relief! Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  14. 14. Sprint 6
  15. 15. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 6➜ Still some items requiring analysis➜ Development progressed well➜ Main issue was integration➜ General mood was better Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  16. 16. UAT
  17. 17. eZ Publish Conference London 2011UAT➜ Normally not required➜ Agreed it was necessary to properly test➜ Initially planned for 3 weeks➜ Completed after 4 weeks➜ Still some areas that weren’t fully understood Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  18. 18. Launch
  19. 19. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Launch➜ Went live 24th September➜ 6 weeks later than originally planned➜ Only minor tweaks post go live➜ Overall success Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  20. 20. eZ Publish Conference London 2011 Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  21. 21. Retrospective
  22. 22. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Retrospective➜ Happy face , sad face, mad face Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  23. 23. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Mad➜ Rushed, not enough time to test➜ Basecamp!!!!➜ Definition of done not commonly agreed➜ Not enough thinking upfront➜ Too many loose ends➜ Elements lost through translation or de-scoped➜ Moving target➜ Too many changes Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  24. 24. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sad➜ Deadline was missed➜ Wish we had less defects➜ Got a tad nasty towards the end➜ Felt us versus them at times➜ Lost too many features➜ Took on too many changes without assessing impact Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  25. 25. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Happy➜ FT Editorial team were realistic & pragmatic➜ Didnt kill each other (almost ;-)➜ Everyone had a professional attitude➜ Implemented complex system➜ Very smooth launch➜ We launched with a great product➜ Site well received Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  26. 26. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Conclusion➜ Initiation - Agree tools, definition of done, analysis before dev, product visibility, user journeys, objective of user stories➜ Keep building on the Team➜ Keep building cools sites➜ Agree how to handle costs / changes➜ Provide a checklist of dependencies in sprint 0 Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  27. 27. The Banker - Sprint 1
  28. 28. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Kick off meeting➜ Agreed tools (no basecamp!)➜ Definition of done,➜ First sprint pure analysis➜ Agreed early product visibility,➜ Confirmed user journeys & objective of user stories➜ Checklist of dependencies in Sprint 0 Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  29. 29. eZ Publish Conference London 2011DONE➜ (put in definition) Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  30. 30. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint Retrospective➜ Each team member filled out form➜ Opportunity to raise concerns➜ Opportunity to be heard➜ Results discussed in sprint kick off meeting➜ If required, action taken based on feedback Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  31. 31. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint Retrospective➜ (show form) Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  32. 32. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint Retrospective➜ Show results for a sprint Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  33. 33. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Sprint 2 Hiccup➜ Some dependencies not delivered (internally priorities)➜ Impractical to continue development➜ Project halted➜ No pointing fingers Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  34. 34. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Launch➜ Site launched x date➜ Took 4 sprints as initially planned➜ Some additional features added➜ Additional cost understood & accepted Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  35. 35. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Launch Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  36. 36. eZ Publish Conference London 2011End Result➜ End result MUCH better than previous site➜ Client happy➜ Team happy➜ Everybody happy! Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  37. 37. Swiss Pension News
  38. 38. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Swiss Pension News➜ 6th site➜ Backlog defined well in advance➜ Sitemap, taxonomy, design all provided upfront➜ Entire site ready for first review in two weeks➜ Launched in under 6 weeks Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  39. 39. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Launch Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  40. 40. Key Learnings
  41. 41. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Key Learnings➜ Don’t try Scrum without experienced support➜ Adapt to the project team➜ Be open & honest➜ Be willing to make mistakes & learn from them➜ Never stop trying to do better Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  42. 42. eZ Publish Conference London 2011Thank you Questions? Experts in eZ PublishVisionWT.com consulting and development
  43. 43. Martin Bauermartin.bauer@visionWT.comwww.martinbauer.cominfo@VisionWT.com+44 207 354 4300 VisionWT.com
  44. 44. How to find usVision with TechnologyAberdeen Centre Unit 18AS22/24 Highbury GroveN5 2EALondoninfo@VisionWT.com+44 207 354 4300 VisionWT.com

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