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This is my list of the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile Software Development. ...

This is my list of the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile Software Development.

#1 Agile Is Mainstream
#2 Many Benefits from Agile
#3 Agile is not a Silver Bullet
#4 Agile Fails Due to Culture
#5 Agile Differs from Most Company Cultures
#6 Most Value Comes from Mindset/Culture, not Practices
#7 Adopt Agile Practices that fit Culture (Option 1)
#8 Change Culture through Organizational Transformation (Option 2)
#9 Culture Mismatch will Slow and Ultimately Fail Your Agile Initiative
#10 Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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  • 1. 10 Things Executives Need toKnow About Agile@MichaelSahota Image CC: http://venomspartan.deviantart.com/art/Money-151197586
  • 2. #1 Agile Is MainstreamSource: VersionOne 2012 Annual State of Agile Development Surveyhttp://www.versionone.com/state-of-agile-survey-results/
  • 3. #2 Many Benefits from AgileSource: VersionOne 2012 Annual State of Agile Development Surveyhttp://www.versionone.com/state-of-agile-survey-results/Manage Changing PrioritiesProductivityVisibilityTeam MoraleQuality➡Risk
  • 4. #3 Agile is not a Silver BulletCC Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/
  • 5. #4 Agile Fails Due to CultureSources: Multiple Workshops with 100’s of participants; Version One Surveyhttp://agilitrix.com/2012/08/agile-2012-workshop-results/
  • 6. #5
  • 7. #6 Most Value Comes from Mindset/Culture, not Practices
  • 8. #7 Adopt Agile Practices that fit Culture(Option 1)Example: Introducing automatedtesting to reduce regression testcosts and time.Find the practice(puzzle piece) thatfits your problem.
  • 9. #8 Change Culture throughOrganizational Transformation (Option 2)“75% of a company’s managementis honestly convinced that businessas usual is totally unacceptable.”- John Kotter
  • 10. #9 Culture Mismatch will Slow and Ultimately FailYour Agile InitiativeAvoid seductive fantasy that Agilepractices will change your Culture.They won’t.
  • 11. #10 Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
  • 12. What Next? Two Conversations1. What does break-throughorganizational culture look like?2. What does organizationaltransformation look like?
  • 13. Contact me for Helpmichael.sahota@agilitrix.comFree eBook,Videos, Blog Posts:http://agilitrix.com/agile-adoption-transformation-resource/@MichaelSahotaSlides are