Agile Adoption In China Challenges & OpportunitiesPresentation Transcript
Agile Adoption in China-Challenges & Opportunities Agile 在中国 - 挑战与机遇并存
Challenges to Effective Agile adoption in China （挑战）
Opportunities of Agile adoption in China （机遇）
Lack of understanding of the philosophies, foundations and true benefits of Agile methods.
（ 对 Agile 方法的基础和其实际益处缺乏了解 ）
Difficulties of change management and insufficient usage of experienced agile coaches.
( 变化管理的困难 . 没有充分利用有经验的 Agile 教练资源 . )
Business side AND development side should BOTH have good understanding of Agile.
（ 业务和技术部门都需要对 Agile 有所了解）
Businesses practices (contracts, RFP…) not yet adapted.
Challenges of Agile in China (1/2)
Agile methods are more and more used but it is still a minority and critical mass is not reached yet.
（ Agile 方法的使用人数逐年增加，但尚未形成主流 ）
Because of the high employee turnover and difficulty to find and keep suitable talents, it is safe to consider developers as “plug compatible programming unit” (as used by Martin Fowler) .
（ 人员的高流动率导致公司更多的将开发人员视为“随时可替换单元” ）
Challenges of Agile in China (2/2)
Why to improve ? （缺乏改进的动力）
Low perceived added-value of business software.
（ 软件的附加值相对较低 ）
Low cost of software developers.
（ 开发人员的人力成本不高 ）
Adaptability of the Agile management concepts to Chinese communication style and company culture?
（ Agile 管理理念能否和中国式沟通模式和公司文化兼容？）
Self-expression VS self-restrain.
（自我表现 / 谦虚）
Coaches VS Managers.
（教练 / 经理）
Opportunities of Agile in China (1/3)
Unprecedented speed of change in business and used technologies in China.
The main concepts of Agile are not really foreign to China
（ Agile 的理念对中国并不陌生）
“ Responding to change over following a plan”
（ 计划没有变化快 ）
“ Customer collaboration over contract negotiation”.
Opportunities of Agile in China (2/3)
Software industry is relatively new
a lot of companies did not YET put in place comprehensive heavy-weight processes,
Transition from “code and fix” to light-weight processes should be easier
Opportunities of Agile in China (3/3)
Intellectual Property protection becomes more and more important in China.
（ 知识产权的保护受到重视 ）
The entire software industry will be boosted,
Competition will be even fiercest and innovation, quality and delivery methods will become ever more important
Talented people will be looking more and more for working environments that maximize learning.
Despite the challenges, future usage of Agile methods is promising in China. （道路漫长，前途光明）
For a company adopting Agile methods, it is important to create an internal culture that is strong enough to resist to the current challenges in China. （公司内部文化的塑造非常重要）
Promote Agile methods to both the business side and development side. （取得业务和开发部门的共同认可和支持）
OutSofting is a software development consulting company with presence in Canada and China that provides Agile software development training and consulting as well as advisory services for Agile offshoring to China.
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