Dreaming

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Bringing something from inception to completion (a software project, for example) is a non-linear journey that some seem better at traveling than others, especially when the precise destination isn't clearly defined.
It's a journey that takes at least three key elements: intent, order and action. Turns out that these can also be used as a powerful model to understand the processes, artifacts and roles in a team or company.
In this talk you'll see: how these elelemts are active in different ways in Agile and non-Agile companies; how they relate to some Agile artifacts, roles and practices such as backlogs, Product Owners and tests; and you'll get practical advice on how they can guide you in bringing more alignment at different levels in your team or company.
Of course, we'll also get practical advice on how the insights you'll get can guide you in bringing more alignment and cooperation at different organizational levels in your team or company.

Learning outcomes:
* read different underlying dynamics in Agile, non-Agile and Agile-wannabe organizations from a new point of view
* key aspects that make some product development teams and companies healthier and more functional 
* understand the organizational space in which Product Owners live and work (as opposed to tech teams)
* populating the backlog and be aligned with a creative business intent

Target audience:
* Experienced Agile Product Owners, team leaders and managers

Published in: Business, Technology, Spiritual

Dreaming

  1. 1. Dreaming Andrea Provaglio @andreaprovaglio
  2. 2. From “Mercy Street”by Peter Gabriel Looking down on empty streets all she can see are the dreams all made solid are the dreams made real. All of the buildings all of the cars were once just a dream in somebody’s head.
  3. 3. Dreams move People
  4. 4. Dreaming is not fantasizing
  5. 5. Dreaming is not planning
  6. 6. In our post-industrial culture, many projects struggle or fail for the lack of Dream
  7. 7. An Organizational Model Dream Order Action Intent, Vision, Mission ... Roles, Functions, Protocols, Procedures, Processes ... Production, Skills ... Original model by ONE Consulenza Evolutiva - http: //oneweb.biz
  8. 8. And Its Counterpart Needs Disorder Reaction Original model by ONE Consulenza Evolutiva - http: //oneweb.biz
  9. 9. An Energetic Start-up Company Dream Order Action
  10. 10. A Large, Highly Structured Company Dream Order Action
  11. 11. Dreaming in Agile
  12. 12. Artifacts, Roles, Ceremonies Envisioning, Product Backlog Items Roles, Ceremonies, Planning Production, Iteration Backlog Items
  13. 13. Splitting Your Dream Into Dreambits Stories. Max size is limited. Scope Detail Product Backlog
  14. 14. Acknowledging Your Needs Defect fixes; technical needs. Scope Detail Product Backlog
  15. 15. Dreambits/Needs Ratio Is An Interesting Indicator Scope Detail Product Backlog /
  16. 16. Dreams Made Solid Actionability Threshold Action Items
  17. 17. Dreams Made Real Acceptance Tests verify that your dreambits became real.
  18. 18. Dream, Order, Action in Agile Envisioning, Product Backlog Items Roles, Ceremonies, Planning Production, Iteration Backlog Items Dreambits Reality Action Items Dream Order Action
  19. 19. Where's Your Dream In Kanban? [ ———— Workflow ———— ]Backlog (opt.) Keep an eye on these
  20. 20. Creating The Dream
  21. 21. A Few Facts About The Walt Disney Company World largest media conglomerate for revenue US$ 5,682 BLN net profit in 2012 166,000 employees Cable TV, publishing, movies, theme parks, broadcasting, radio, web portals
  22. 22. The Walt Disney Creative Process The Creative Room The Realist Room The Critic Room
  23. 23. Dreamer "Want to" Vision Long-termFuture All things are possible
  24. 24. Realist "How to" Action Short-termPresent I sort things out
  25. 25. Critic "Chance to" Logic Long/Short TermPast / Future I pick up the bits that don't fit
  26. 26. A structured, collective walk-through that aligns diverse human faculties in the team
  27. 27. Sharing The Dream
  28. 28. Some people transfer their Dream just for what they are.
  29. 29. Sometimes, we need to learn how to do that.
  30. 30. Leadership Levels And Dreams Meta Macro Micro Vision Strategy Environment
  31. 31. Aligning Dreams With Agile Cycles Meta Macro Micro Strategy Cycle Release Cycle Iteration Cycle Dreamkeeper(s)
  32. 32. Impact Maps Can Also Help Why Who/How What
  33. 33. Let's Wrap It Up
  34. 34. Dreaming (intent, vision) is an essential and energizing element of organizational systems (teams and companies)
  35. 35. Turning Dream(bit)s into reality, through Order and Action, maps well to Agile&Lean development
  36. 36. In general, it works better when the Dream is shared and the organizational levels are aligned
  37. 37. Tip 1 Run a retrospective on your product backlog and assess its Dream/Need ratio. Is the outcome what you wanted? What you expected? If not, which concrete actions can you take to improve it?
  38. 38. Tip 2 If you are in a leading role, is the vision driving your current project clear to the entire team? Are they aligned to it? What do you actively do to share this vision?
  39. 39. Tip 3 In your Agile/Lean practices, how much time is spent on creating a shared vision? Is there someone in the team who people tend to listen to more attentively? Is this person well aware of the project’s vision?
  40. 40. Thank You! Click here to connect! http://andreaprovaglio.com Andrea Provaglio
  41. 41. Original Dream-Order-Action Model - ONE Consulenza Evolutiva - http:// oneweb.biz Online References - Gojko Adzic - http:// impactmapping.org - Tim O’Reilly - http:// www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121119193311-16553-linking-mission-to-strategy-and-action - Simon Sinek - http:// www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html - http://www.wiredportfolio.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/DisneyPaper.pdf Publications - Dilts, Robert - Strategies of Genius. ISBN: 091699032X - Dilts, Robert - Visionary Leadership Skills. ISBN: 0916990389 - Senge, Peter - The Fifth Discipline. ISBN: 0385517254 (part on building a shared vision) Music Excerpt and Text - “Mercy Street” by Peter Gabriel, from the album “New Blood” Images - Water Stream http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2012/12/13/24577/04af05bc72fbf5186fca4c76dc03b3e0.jpg - Lone Robot http://dangerouslee.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/robot20alone.jpg - Task Board http://borisgloger.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img007.jpg - Walt Disney http://www.biography.com/people/walt-disney-9275533/videos/walt-disney-mini-biography-36926237 - Mahatma Gandhi http://desipedia.desibantu.com/files/2010/03/Mahatma-Gandhi.jpg - Film Reels http://realtalkies.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/salim-babas-cinema-cart/ Sources and Materials

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