Agile adaptation challenges

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My Talk at PMI India National Conference 2011, Bangalore.
Discussed the key challenges while adapting agile

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Agile adaptation challenges

  1. 1. 9/14/2011AN OVERVIEW OF KEY CHALLENGESTO OVERCOME, WHILE ADAPTINGAGILE METHODOLOGIESNaveen Nanjundappa9th September 2011 Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 1 Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI Agenda • Agile Methodology • Agile Adaptation Strategy • Challenges • Summary Master isolated images Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 2 1
  2. 2. 9/14/2011 Salvatore Vuono AGILE Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 3 Agile Methodology• Define Goal Gregory Szarkiewicz• Retrospect Failures• Optimize Process Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 4 2
  3. 3. 9/14/2011Business Value Delivered Expected ValueValue Delivered Minimum Value Water Fall Time Agile Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 5 Agile adaptation strategy jscreationzsPhased approach Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 6 3
  4. 4. 9/14/2011 Challenge jscreationzs Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 7 NO PLANDanilo Rizzuti Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 8 4
  5. 5. 9/14/20111. “NO PLAN”Recommendation • Phased approach • Transition plan • Involve committed agile coaches • Fail early and fast Jeroen van Oostrom Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 9TRAINING Is magic wand jscreationzs Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 10 5
  6. 6. 9/14/20112. “Training does all the magic”Recommendation • Discuss • Develop • Measure jscreationzs Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 11 Hiring the right AGILE COACH vichie81 Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 12 6
  7. 7. 9/14/2011 3. Committed agile coaches Recommendation • Hire experienced and committed agile coach • External Coaches preferred over internal • “Tailor” the agile methodologies • Don’t go by agile-book rules Idea go Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 13 REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE From Day Oneworradmu Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 14 7
  8. 8. 9/14/20114. Revolutionary changeRecommendation • Agile Training to all stakeholders. • Business need • Strategic plan • Start small • No short cuts Danilo Rizzuti Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 15 Threat to position OPENNESS CULTURE dan Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 16 8
  9. 9. 9/14/20115. Openness: threat to the positionRecommendation • Agile mindset • Open culture • Role models sheelamohan Rewarding work environment Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 17 No renjith krishnan Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 18 9
  10. 10. 9/14/2011 jscreationzs6. No teamworkRecommendation • Build trust in teamwork • Reward disciplined team members. • Importance of team goal • Don’t compromise on agile way of working • Hire self disciplined and team work oriented resources Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 19COMMUNICATION GAP What and When - In Organization. Idea go Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 20 10
  11. 11. 9/14/2011 7. Communication gapRecommendation • Adapt participative culture • Involve stakeholders/customers • Define the roles and responsibilities • it’s a change within the team and individuals associated Master isolated images Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 21 Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 22 11
  12. 12. 9/14/2011 Other ChallengesProject budget • New ways of budgeting and business deals.Stakeholder/Customer commitment • Involved and committed to provide feedbackTesting along with development • Adapted to small incremental development and testing.Handling Metrics and reports • New metrics and information radiatorsCareer growth plan and motivation • The role of organization and line manager Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 23Conclusion • Organization and teams is bound to face challenges • Teams develop their perfect “agile” working styles. Success depend on • Organization and team’s involvement • Overall change management • Handling challenges at the right time • Agile coach mrpuen Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 24 12
  13. 13. 9/14/2011Discussion jscreationzs Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 25 Nav een Nanj undappa, PMP • Author is working at Nokia India, as product manager for Symbian video telephony software products. • He has worked in the capacity of agile team member, scrum master and project manager since 2004, proactively helped colleagues and teams in agile XP, Scrum methodologies. • As a mentor he has helped team during agile adaptation. His current interests include agile project management, agile adaptation and transformation challenges. • Contact Details : Mobile: +91 9980505003 Email: naveen.nanjundappa@gmail.com Copy rights: Naveen Nanjundappa / PMI 26 13

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