Effective specifications for agile teams


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Slides from the webinar on effective specifications for agile teams, 15th July 2010

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Effective specifications for agile teams

  1. 1. Effective specification for agile teams Sponsored by…. Donna Reed donna@AgilistaPM.com Gojko Adzic www.AgilistaPM.com http://gojko.net gojko@gojko.com @gojkoadzic 1 http://acceptancetesting.info
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdachialpha/157986473/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulesafpilot/3513588967
  4. 4. http://www.defenseimagery.mil/assetDetails.action?guid=68cf92 e35ce13e6c7c9c066f0b48b6daaa9bf8d8
  5. 5. An experiment with four active battalions in US Army “Commander expectations matched actions in only 34% of the cases” L.G.Shattuck, 2000 http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milreview/shattuck.pdf
  6. 6. The process is very much like a telephone game http://www.flickr.com/photos/mataniere/3107073262
  7. 7. How many points are there?
  8. 8. How many points are there?
  9. 9. B2 bomber crashed and $2bn went up in flames "the aircraft actually performed as it was designed. In other words, all the systems were functioning normally." Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Jun05/0,4670,B2Crash,00.html
  10. 10. You can't help a lot when the party is already over... http://www.flickr.com/photos/biolog/3457774800
  11. 11. F-16 design team was asked to do the impossible - a cheap 2.5 Mach airplane! “When asked […] why they need Mach 2 - 2.5, the answer was to be able to escape from combat. Their solution was […] providing acceleration and maneuverability, not maximum speed.” http://97-things.near-time.net/wiki/Seek%20the%20value%20in%20requested%20capabilities
  12. 12. Requirements are often given as a solution to an unknown problem! http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylvancatharsis/3783608640
  13. 13. Effect maps • Why? What is the desired business change? • Who are the people that can create desired effects? • What does the target group want, need, should do? • How should the product or operation be designed to fulfil that? Effect Managing IT Ingrid Ottersten and Mijo Balic
  14. 14. This is a specification:
  15. 15. It is also a test
  16. 16. This as well
  17. 17. PDU Information u have earned 1 PDU for this webinar er as “Category 4: Other Providers“ der name: Neuri Ltd ess: 25 Southampton Buildings London /Province: London ostal code: WC2A 1AL ntry: UK ne number: +44(0)2079932982 http://www.neuri.com/training il address: contact@neuri.com 34
  18. 18. Thank you for coming… Gojko Adzic http://gojko.net gojko@gojko.com @gojkoadzic http://acceptancetesting.info Sponsored by…. Donna Reed donna@AgilistaPM.com www.AgilistaPM.com 35