Structured Freedomwith Rules & Strategies     Prabhakar Karve
In Our Session Today..Your expectations      Help meet challenges of agile leadership      Simple generic solutions - no...
Rules and Strategies                       3
Rules and StrategiesRules   Created by few – Followed by many   Follow – or face the consequences   Purpose or reason o...
Rules and StrategiesRules -> Strategies   To subvert rules   To replace rules   Can co-exist with rules                ...
Priorities For This DecadeKey success factors for agile movement   Demand technical excellence   Promote individual chan...
Leadership Challenges   Enhanced quality        “Done” within short iterations   Specific roles & responsibilities     ...
Manage RulesSupport Strategies                     8
Quality“Done” within short iterations   Scrum as a container for best practices   Requirement readiness   Change in cod...
Roles & ResponsibilityClear-cut responsibilities and authority   As rules for incumbents   Who support each other   Nee...
Self-organizing CultureNeeds self-disciplined Teams   “Can do” belief   Progressive empowerment   Collaborate, learn an...
General GuidelinesRules   Avoid too many rules   Scrum rules & org rules   Periodically review for relevanceStrategies...
Structures and Freedom                         13
StructuresAssumption - What works today will work in the future   Structures evolve by repeated use   Habit forming     ...
Structure Types   Hierarchical Structures        Power structures        Communication channels   Legal Structures    ...
Freedom   Agile teams need greater freedom   Structures help as well as hinder freedom   Mature self-disciplined indivi...
Agile leadershipScrum teams   Work closely with Scrum masters   Progressively transfer control to the teams   Strategie...
Questions            18
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Structured freedom - with rules and strategies

  1. 1. Structured Freedomwith Rules & Strategies Prabhakar Karve
  2. 2. In Our Session Today..Your expectations  Help meet challenges of agile leadership  Simple generic solutions - not tips & tricksOutline  Introduce rules & strategies  Agile success factors - Leadership challenges  Manage rules - support strategies  Organizational structures & effect on freedom  Q&A 2
  3. 3. Rules and Strategies 3
  4. 4. Rules and StrategiesRules Created by few – Followed by many Follow – or face the consequences Purpose or reason of creating any specific rule Welcome – or oppose Beliefs/ Preconceived notionsStrategies Created by all – For themselves No direct consequences Specific situation or context 4
  5. 5. Rules and StrategiesRules -> Strategies To subvert rules To replace rules Can co-exist with rules 5
  6. 6. Priorities For This DecadeKey success factors for agile movement Demand technical excellence Promote individual change and lead organizational change Organize knowledge and encourage education Maximize value creation across the entire process 6
  7. 7. Leadership Challenges Enhanced quality  “Done” within short iterations Specific roles & responsibilities  Significantly different vis-à-vis traditional methodology Self-organizing Culture  Supported by self disciplined teams How are we doing so far? 7
  8. 8. Manage RulesSupport Strategies 8
  9. 9. Quality“Done” within short iterations Scrum as a container for best practices Requirement readiness Change in code - test sequence 9
  10. 10. Roles & ResponsibilityClear-cut responsibilities and authority As rules for incumbents Who support each other Need strategies for all others 10
  11. 11. Self-organizing CultureNeeds self-disciplined Teams “Can do” belief Progressive empowerment Collaborate, learn and share 11
  12. 12. General GuidelinesRules Avoid too many rules Scrum rules & org rules Periodically review for relevanceStrategies Document the context Build a good repository 12
  13. 13. Structures and Freedom 13
  14. 14. StructuresAssumption - What works today will work in the future Structures evolve by repeated use Habit forming  Once formed difficult to change Useful structures help streamline work  Harmful structures create roadblocks 14
  15. 15. Structure Types Hierarchical Structures  Power structures  Communication channels Legal Structures  Policies procedures & standards  Automation & tools Cultural Structures  Traditions and conventions  Peer pressure 15
  16. 16. Freedom Agile teams need greater freedom Structures help as well as hinder freedom Mature self-disciplined individuals  Need and handle greater freedom Progressive empowerment 16
  17. 17. Agile leadershipScrum teams Work closely with Scrum masters Progressively transfer control to the teams Strategies to integrate other stakeholdersOrganization Repeat strategies to create processes Watch structures - calibrate rules 17
  18. 18. Questions 18
  19. 19. Thank you

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