How to fail with lean and agile

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  • 1. How to Fail with Agile
  • 2. Does this sound familiar? • Do not Document • Do not handle and register Requirements • Do not do formalized testing • Do not plan more than 2 days in advance • Do not follow up on expenses and economy • Do not ____________________ (Fill in yourself) • “We are doing Agile so we”:
  • 3. Same procedure as last year? “Even a dead fish can float down a waterfall”
  • 4. Why Agile? • Focus on the Business and what they need • Focus on delivering quality • Doing the “right thing” – not just doing things right • Get feed-back often and act on it • Work on things that directly improves the end result • Minimize overhead Do what we are paid for as Developers!
  • 5. How to fail with Agile and Iterative Development
  • 6. Failing with Iterations, I • Waterfall iterations – “Analysis iteration”, “Design Iteration”…. • Forgets to minimize technical risks early – Mainly focus on satisfying the Business • A time box has a fixed length! – Max 1 month! Longer than that it’s no longer an iteration – Do not extend an iteration. Take things out! • Done is Done! – Done is including TEST! No hidden work
  • 7. Failing with Iterations, II • Changes are a part of the process. Not an exception – But NO changes in the middle of an iteration • “Priority one only” functionality in the first iterations – NO: Max 60% Priority one so can remove low priority stories, if needed • Overlapping iterations – Looks good in MS Project, but we cannot clone people
  • 8. Failing with Processes and Methods • “We don’t need no stinking Methods” – They are usually not really usable for developers – Made by people that have never developed a system • Not founded in reality – Focus more on documentation and reporting than on actually deliver software – Feedback from users are ignored • “Left-to-Right” implementation – Strong on requirements, business processes, not so much on actual development.
  • 9. Failing on a Management level • Unclear goals. What are we trying to achieve? • Method = Product – Buy a license and a consultant, then we are OK • Isolate Agile to one project alone • Going Agile is an iterative a process in itself • Use traditional follow-up and management processes • You will NOT get pay-off from the day one
  • 10. Failing to Communicate • No common definition of what it is – Usually because Management doesn’t know either • The black hole of SharePoint – “It is published to the server” • Overloaded terms – Reuse of terms from the Waterfall model
  • 11. Failing on a larger scale • Agile affects the whole organization – Users, business, management, test, deployment,.. • Understand what you do. Try before dissing – Scrum Buts: “We use Scrum, but……” • Be pragmatic and proactive – Focus on results and not on following the book
  • 12. We need an Agile Machine!
  • 13. Please….. • Agile is not a solution. It’s a tool! – Focus on your problems and how to solve them • There is no such thing as an Agile process! – Agile is a way of thinking and not a product • You HAVE to work Iteratively to become Agile – The only way to get feedback from our Customers • Trust in people – Agile is Trust over Control
  • 14. Pretty Please…….. • Apply your learning's iteratively – It’s the least expensive way • Pick the right tools for the right job • Use proper test approaches to ensure quality. – This helps you discover when new learning’s break old assumptions • Focus on importance and criticality
  • 15. With sugar on top……. We need: • Smaller teams (5-10 people) • More skilled developers and managers • Close contact to Product owner and Business Experts • Higher level of Abstraction • High degree of Automation • Shorter feedback cycles • Make it cheaper to make mistakes and learn from it
  • 16. What to do? • Communication, communication, … – Make sure to involve people in the process – Listen, Learn and Adapt – Implement iteratively and actively by doing! • Have realistic goals. Short and long term • Accept changes – “Only 10% of what you worry about will ever happen” • Get professional help
  • 17. How to supercharge Agility A “radical” shift – to a larger degree of automation 
  • 18. Lean & Agile Are both treating Symptoms not providing a Cure!
  • 19. We can’t control everything Rather than focus on being Agile which may lead to being successful, focus on being successful, which may lead you to being Agile
  • 20. Thanks For more information henrik@tigerteam.dk or @henrikwivel on Twitter