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Infovision 2012: SMAC IS SMART. ARE PEOPLE TOO?

Infovision 2012: SMAC IS SMART. ARE PEOPLE TOO?

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  • 1. SMAC is SMART ?S MAC IS SMART. A RE PEOPLE TOO ?
  • 2. 1/13 W E WILL DISCUSS  CONTEXT (5 mins)  BI Implementation  Challenges  End Realities © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  DETAILS (5 mins)  Root Cause (for BI project failures)  SMAC Specifics  CONCLUSION (6 mins)  Agile Approach  Adoption Strategies  Delivery Strategies
  • 3. 2/13 I NTERPRET THE PICTURES ! © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012
  • 4. 3/13 I NTERPRET THE PICTURES ! © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012 Image Sources: http://iwep.blogspot.in/2010/11/gamification-of-online-world.html http://realmolo.blogspot.in/2012/09/gamification.html http://myengaming.com/2012/04/27/4-tips-for-keeping-your-gamified-community-motivated/ http://shawnsantos.tsia.com/index.php/top-social-media-trends-gamification-to-visual-content/
  • 5. 4/13 BI I MPLEMENTATION : CHALLENGES Key challenges  Business users of DW/BI system often don’t know what they can, or should expect from the system © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Organizations view a DW/BI system as an IT application rather than a joint venture between business stakeholders and IT developers  Lack of expertise and experience in BI tools & technologies  Inadequate staff with specialized skill set and multiple DW/BI skills
  • 6. 5/13 BI I MPLEMENTATION : END REALITIES © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Users get more education about BI towards the project end  Business requirements get changed or more refined often or at the end  Users’ memories of early requirements become fuzzy
  • 7. 6/13 BI I MPLEMENTATION : END REALITIES © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Developers would have built based on the initial snapshot of user requirements  There would no guarantee on quality of BI system behavior due to lack of testing automation  Users would have set high expectations anticipating a new and useful tool  The blame game starts between different vendors involved
  • 8. 7/13 P ROJECT FAILURES : ROOT CAUSE © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Disconnect between user and developer expectations due to multiple vendors & stakeholders with diverse and disparate technical skills
  • 9. 8/13 S MAC PROJECTS : RELEVANCE © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Relevance to SMAC Implementations  Plethora of variations in use cases and endpoints  Understanding and deriving strategies for integrating various SMAC technologies  Abstractions that bring together those different technologies  API development and integration challenges  Lack of collaboration between engineering teams, third party SMAC technology vendor teams and the customers Image Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/14321323.cms
  • 10. 9/13 S OLUTION APPROACH : GO AGILE ! © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  What do we mean by “Go Agile”?  Tools & technology selection using agile way  Agile engineering practices  Emergent design architecture Image Source: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=659
  • 11. 10/13 S OLUTION APPROACH : GO AGILE ! © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  What do we mean by “Go Agile”?  Achieving high degree of collaboration amongst all people concerned  Influencing the mind-set change across management teams and engineering teams  Defining new roles or changing existing roles  Adoption strategies Image Source: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Teamwork_g304-Symbol_Hands_p24799.html
  • 12. 11/13 A GILE APPROACH : ADOPTION STRATEGY © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Agile BI adoption strategies  Bottom-up approach  Top-down approach  Organizational alignment  Agile education and training initiatives  Enabling external coaching  Introducing change agents Image Source: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
  • 13. 12/13 A GILE APPROACH : DELIVERY STRATEGY  Agile BI delivery strategies  Multiple levels of planning  Visioning and roadmap  Release planning © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Iteration planning  Daily planning  Use of agile engineering practices  Emergent design approach  TDD/BDD  Continuous Integration & Version Control of BI systems  Agile Build strategy  Test Automation strategies Image Source: http://lucille-ossai.blogspot.in/2012/03/communications-strategy-paving-way-to.html
  • 14. 13/13 A BOUT ME Jayaprakash (often called JP) is an entrepreneur & consultant with expertise on BI Consulting and Agile Strategies  Co-founder and director at Aritha Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. © Jayaprakash Puttaswamy 2012  Agile Consultant, Coach and Trainer  Practicing agile from past 11 yrs (RUP, XP, Scrum, Lean & Kanban)  Trained & coached over 250 professionals across 40 agile teams  Driven org-wide agile transformation for large, global enterprises  + Strategic mindset  + Servant leadership Connect with me:  www.valuedriven-bi.blogspot.in  http://in.linkedin.com/in/jputtaswamy  jayaprakash.puttaswamy@gmail.com
  • 15. S UCCESSFUL BI IMPLEMENTATIONREQUIRES US TO “ BE AGILE ”.

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