agile: a manifesto Individuals and interactions over process and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan “…while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.” – The Agile Alliance
scrum: a choice
(Yes, it’s a rugby term)
Agile is a big tent; lots of variants
Scrum is a fit for us
Incorporates multi-disciplinary teams well
Communication and people-focused
Not just code-focused (XP) or waste-reduction focused (Lean)
Are you perfect?
Are your projects 100% successful?
Is morale sky-high?
Are you focusing on the right new work?
Are you pleased with quality? Time-to-market?
Could your users actually die using your product?
agile: what it isn’t
Not a silver bullet or a religion
Not always a perfect fit for your culture or domain (see previous death question)
Full-disclosure: we’re not great at it
scrum: process and roles Process
Planning for sprint
Daily stand-ups during sprint
scrum: in practice
What we could improve upon
fin James Williams, @willia4 software developer Katie Johnston, @katiejohnston interaction designer daily at Blackbaud, Inc.