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  • 1. Poised for Change The Virtuous Cycle of Business Agility Rebecca Parsons Chair Agile Alliance
  • 2. Measure the outcomes Quick delivery and release (aka Agile) and then... repeat Continuous design and experimental design Testable hypothesis The virtuous cycle goes like this Business Agility
  • 3. So... what does it really take?
  • 4. Experiment often Be prepared to change quickly yet safely Visibility into progress and performance Rely on evidence not guesses Balance predictability and opportunities Factors
  • 5. And How Do We Do That?
  • 6. Agile Software Development Transparency, rapid feedback, unambiguous definition of done, PRINCIPLES!
  • 7. Internal Software Quality time scope quality trade-off, evolvability, measure continuously and focus on trends
  • 8. Principles of Evolutionary Architecture Architect for testability and Postel’s law and micro-services and reversability
  • 9. Last Responsible Moment Delay as long as you can, maximize info minimize debt, drivers define responsible
  • 10. Continuous Delivery Automate almost everything, standardize as much as you can, CI, automated testing, boring deployments
  • 11. Continuous Design Bring agility to user experience, incremental design on experience metaphor, focus on user, how to really test the hypothesis and measure results
  • 12. What About the Organization?
  • 13. Dilemma Cost control requires stability whereas Value generation requires responsiveness
  • 14. Differentiators Matter! What are yours? Actually, what hold for your business?
  • 15. Separate Commodity Activities But be ready to pull back
  • 16. Manage at the Portfolio Level
  • 17. Goal Business Agility
  • 18. Lowering the cost and risk of experimentation Architecting for real adaptability Keeping systems poised for change Aligning the organization Maximizing visibility and feedback Achieved by
  • 19. Thank you! http://rebeccaparsons.com rebecca.parsons@agilealliance.org

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