The Manager’s Dilemma
ola@focusshift.se

www.focusshift.se

2013-10-18
Ola Sundin

Development
Manager
The Dilemma!
Team B

Product Owner
Developer

Developer

Team A

ine Manager

Tester

Agile Coach

UI Designer
Developer

...
The Dilemma!
Team B

Product Owner
Developer

Developer

Team A

ine Manager

Tester

Agile Coach

UI Designer
Developer

...
The Dilemma!
Team B

Some new
constraints
Product Owner
Developer

Developer

Team A

ine Manager

Tester

Agile Coach

UI...
The Dilemma!
Team B

Some new
constraints
Product Owner
Developer

Developer

Team A

ine Manager

Tester

Agile Coach

De...
The Dilemma!
Team B

Some new
constraints
Product Owner
Developer
Team A

ine Manager

Expectations
radically
changed

Dev...
The Dilemma!
Crisis
Team B

Deadlines

Crisis

Projects
Demands

Product Owner
Developer
Sickness

ine Manager
Crisis

Tea...
The Dilemma!
Crisis
Team B

Deadlines

Crisis

Projects
Demands

Product Owner
Developer
Sickness

ine Manager
Crisis

Tea...
What if...
Prime Objective
To deliv
er a fully
function
organis
al
ation ea
rly and
continu
ously by
cr
environ
ment wh eating an
ere...
Prime Objective
To deliv
er a fully
function
organis
al
ation ea
rly and
continu
ously by
cr
environ
ment wh eating an
ere...
Organisational Development

New Features

Improvements
Strategic and Tactical
Operational

Incidents

Maintenance
Five Questions
Score Board

GOAL

How do we
know if we are
successful?

What do we
absolutely
need to do
right now?

What’...
Communication
This is what you can
expect from us...
GOAL

Monthly
Focus

Goal

Goal

Goal
Management Board
Every Day
Every Week
Every Month
Every Quarter
GOAL

Monthly
Focus
Communication
This is what we
accomplished, what do
you think?

GOAL

Monthly
Focus

Goal

Goal

Goal
The Framework
GOAL

Quarterly
(Review)

How do we
know if we are
successful?

How do we
get there?

Monthly
(Strategy)

We...
“The development teams
increased delivery precision,
quality and motivation”
“It’s great to have the time
to focus on tactical and
strategic issues”
“The development teams
increased delivery precisio...
“It’s great to have the time
to focus on tactical and
strategic issues”
“The development teams
increased delivery precisio...
Thanks for
listening!

ola@focusshift.se

www.focusshift.se
Thanks for
listening!

l about
It’s al
eople!
p

ola@focusshift.se

www.focusshift.se
Thanks for
listening!

l about
It’s al
eople!
p

ola@focusshift.se

Manager
s are
people t
oo!

www.focusshift.se
Visualisation
Monthly
Focus

Monthly Focus

Objective

Monthly Focus

GOAL

Monthly Focus

Objective

Team C

Team A

Obje...
Project Status
Project Status
Projects and Resources
2012

Product Board Evolution
Jan
Feb
Apr
May
Sep
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  1. 1. The Manager’s Dilemma ola@focusshift.se www.focusshift.se 2013-10-18
  2. 2. Ola Sundin Development Manager
  3. 3. The Dilemma! Team B Product Owner Developer Developer Team A ine Manager Tester Agile Coach UI Designer Developer Developer Tester Developer Developer
  4. 4. The Dilemma! Team B Product Owner Developer Developer Team A ine Manager Tester Agile Coach UI Designer Developer Developer Focus on the teams Tester Developer Developer
  5. 5. The Dilemma! Team B Some new constraints Product Owner Developer Developer Team A ine Manager Tester Agile Coach UI Designer Developer Developer Focus on the teams Tester Developer Developer
  6. 6. The Dilemma! Team B Some new constraints Product Owner Developer Developer Team A ine Manager Tester Agile Coach Developer UI Designer Developer Developer Focus on the teams Tester Developer Business as usual!
  7. 7. The Dilemma! Team B Some new constraints Product Owner Developer Team A ine Manager Expectations radically changed Developer Tester Agile Coach Developer UI Designer Developer Developer Focus on the teams Tester Developer Business as usual!
  8. 8. The Dilemma! Crisis Team B Deadlines Crisis Projects Demands Product Owner Developer Sickness ine Manager Crisis Team A Conflicts Tester Agile Coach UI Designer Changes Developer Developer Developer Tester Developer Staffing Defects Developer
  9. 9. The Dilemma! Crisis Team B Deadlines Crisis Projects Demands Product Owner Developer Sickness ine Manager Crisis Team A Conflicts Tester Agile Coach UI Designer Changes Developer Developer Developer Tester Developer Staffing Defects Developer
  10. 10. What if...
  11. 11. Prime Objective To deliv er a fully function organis al ation ea rly and continu ously by cr environ ment wh eating an ere peop become le empowe red
  12. 12. Prime Objective To deliv er a fully function organis al ation ea rly and continu ously by cr environ ment wh eating an ere peop become le empowe red Empowerment is allowing people at all levels to broaden their scope of decision making to more fully utilize their talents, skills and inherent creativity
  13. 13. Organisational Development New Features Improvements Strategic and Tactical Operational Incidents Maintenance
  14. 14. Five Questions Score Board GOAL How do we know if we are successful? What do we absolutely need to do right now? What’s stopping us right now? How do we get there? Monthly Focus How do we know how we are doing?
  15. 15. Communication This is what you can expect from us... GOAL Monthly Focus Goal Goal Goal
  16. 16. Management Board
  17. 17. Every Day
  18. 18. Every Week
  19. 19. Every Month
  20. 20. Every Quarter GOAL Monthly Focus
  21. 21. Communication This is what we accomplished, what do you think? GOAL Monthly Focus Goal Goal Goal
  22. 22. The Framework GOAL Quarterly (Review) How do we know if we are successful? How do we get there? Monthly (Strategy) Weekly (Tactical) What do we absolutely need to do right now? Organisational Developers Daily (Operational) What’s stopping us right now? Communication & Visualisation Monthly Focus How do we know how we are doing?
  23. 23. “The development teams increased delivery precision, quality and motivation”
  24. 24. “It’s great to have the time to focus on tactical and strategic issues” “The development teams increased delivery precision, quality and motivation”
  25. 25. “It’s great to have the time to focus on tactical and strategic issues” “The development teams increased delivery precision, quality and motivation” “It feels good to be a part of a real team and get support and feedback from my colleagues”
  26. 26. Thanks for listening! ola@focusshift.se www.focusshift.se
  27. 27. Thanks for listening! l about It’s al eople! p ola@focusshift.se www.focusshift.se
  28. 28. Thanks for listening! l about It’s al eople! p ola@focusshift.se Manager s are people t oo! www.focusshift.se
  29. 29. Visualisation Monthly Focus Monthly Focus Objective Monthly Focus GOAL Monthly Focus Objective Team C Team A Objective Objective Team B Organisational Development Plan Project/Team Status Release Plan Current Issues Team D Resource Plan Whatever is needed
  30. 30. Project Status
  31. 31. Project Status
  32. 32. Projects and Resources
  33. 33. 2012 Product Board Evolution
  34. 34. Jan
  35. 35. Feb
  36. 36. Apr
  37. 37. May
  38. 38. Sep
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