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This presentation was given to a client at the start of an assessment phase to explain to the staff why Agile is of value and briefly explain how it works. We also explained the typical approach to ...

This presentation was given to a client at the start of an assessment phase to explain to the staff why Agile is of value and briefly explain how it works. We also explained the typical approach to transition and what would happen during the assessment. The presentation was given to Engineering and related groups. This was prepared and delivered jointly with Gerry Kirk.

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Brief Intro to Agile, Benefits & Transition Brief Intro to Agile, Benefits & Transition Presentation Transcript

  • A Brief Introduction to Agile & Transition Approach Michael Sahota Gerry Kirk December 2009
  • About us...
  • Michael - 15+ years in IT Director Software Development Project Manager V.P. Research and Development Senior J2EE Developer Team Lead C++ Developer Architect Researcher Enterprise Architect Java Developer B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • Michael - 8 years working with Agile Scrum Master Agile Coach Lean Consultant
  • Meet Gerry
  • Evidence that Agile Works
  • Impact of agile on productivity  88%  Dr Dobbs Journal, 2008 Survey. Data, summary, and slides downloadable from www.ambysoft.com /surveys/ Copyright 2008 Scott W. Ambler www.ambysoft.com/surveys/
  • Impact of agile on quality of systems deployed  77%  Copyright 2008 Scott W. Ambler www.ambysoft.com/surveys/
  • Impact of agile on business stakeholder satisfaction  78%  Copyright 2008 Scott W. Ambler www.ambysoft.com/surveys/
  • Survey of “good time” or “best time” working at Salesforce.com Before Agile - 40% With Agile - 86% 92% would recommend Agile to others
  • DoD prefers an Agile approach
    • After years of learning, identified evolutionary delivery (Agile) as the preferred approach over Waterfall
      • Made official policy in DoD 5000.2 (year 2000)
    Largest Procurer of Software
  • Many companies
      • Microsoft
      • Yahoo
      • Google
      • Electronic Arts
      • High Moon Studios
      • Lockheed Martin
      • Philips
      • Siemens
      • Nokia
      • Capital One
      • BBC
      • Intuit
      • Intuit
      • Nielsen Media
      • First American Real Estate
      • BMC Software
      • Ipswitch
      • John Deere
      • Lexis Nexis
      • Sabre
      • Salesforce.com
      • Time Warner
      • Turner Broadcasting
      • Oce
    CC Mountain Goat Software LLC
  • Many types of projects
      • Commercial software
      • In-house development
      • Contract development
      • Fixed-price projects
      • Financial applications
      • ISO 9001-certified applications
      • Embedded systems
      • 24x7 systems with 99.999% uptime requirements
      • the Joint Strike Fighter
      • Video game development
      • FDA-approved, life-critical systems
      • Satellite-control software
      • Websites
      • Handheld software
      • Mobile phones
      • Network switching applications
      • ISV applications
      • Some of the largest applications in use
    CC Mountain Goat Software LLC
  • Agile Roots: Values
  • TODO - Gerry
  • Agile: The Process
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  • Engineering Practices Matter Version Control Coding standards TDD Refactoring
  • Engineering Practices Matter Shared code ownership Pairing Continuous Integration Automated Testing User Stories
  • Agile Transition & Assessment
  • Assessment-driven
  • Assessment (3-4 days) Product Mgr Management Infrastructure, IT, & office BA/SME DEV DEV DEV DEV DEV QA Lean Workshop Everybody Interviews with 3-5 people 5-9 people cross-functional Results and Transition Plan Transition Team
  • What questions do you have?