Captain Agile and the Providers of Value

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Copy of slides used at AgileNCR 2013. It uses the 2011 Indian Cricket World Cup triumph as a metaphor to illustrate the leadership in an agile team. It then goes on to provide some practical advice …

Copy of slides used at AgileNCR 2013. It uses the 2011 Indian Cricket World Cup triumph as a metaphor to illustrate the leadership in an agile team. It then goes on to provide some practical advice for implementing an agile way of working.

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  • 1. Captain Agile and the Providers of ValueSchalk CronjéE-mail: ysb33r @ gmail.comTwitter: @ysb33r © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 2. About me ● Schalk Cronjé ● South African & British ● Coach technology leadership & agile ● Live for the outdoors ● ysb33r @ gmail.com ● @ysb33r © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 3. About today ● Not about running SCRUM, XP or Kanban ● Ethos, values and practical advice © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 4. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 5. It all started 4 years earlierhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/india/7114977.stm © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 6. It all started 4 years earlier There were doubts &http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/india/7114977.stm uncertainty © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 7. Ethos of a Glorious Team “We created a sense of team and a sense of meaning that was bigger than an individual. That’s what unfolded as we got to the three big knock- out games. You would notice that there weren’t any huge individual performances. There were a lot of little contributions along the way. People were playing for something bigger than their own thing and it’s great when a team plays that way.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 8. Ethos of a Glorious Team “We created a sense of team and a sense of meaning that was bigger than an individual. That’s what unfolded as we got to the three big knock- out games. You would notice that there weren’t any huge individual performances. There were a lot of little contributions along the way. People were playing for something bigger than their own thing and it’s great when a team plays that way.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 9. Ethos of a Glorious Team “We created a sense of team and a sense of meaning that was bigger than an individual. That’s what unfolded as we got to the three big knock- out games. You would notice that there weren’t any huge individual performances. There were a lot of little contributions along the way. People were playing for something bigger than their own thing and it’s great when a team plays that way.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 10. Ethos of a Glorious Team “We created a sense of team and a sense of meaning that was bigger than an individual. That’s what unfolded as we got to the three big knock- out games. You would notice that there weren’t any huge individual performances. There were a lot of little contributions along the way. People were playing for something bigger than their own thing and it’s great when a team plays that way.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 11. Multi-dimensional Leadership “One word that comes to my mind about Dhoni’s leadership is presence. I put the words — inspiration and presence — together, because I believe, I was in a position to inspire people through my work ethic whereas Dhoni was a leader for them through presence.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 12. Multi-dimensional Leadership “One word that comes to my mind about Dhoni’s leadership is presence. I put the words — inspiration and presence — together, because I believe, I was in a position to inspire people through my work ethic whereas Dhoni was a leader for them through presence.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 13. Multi-dimensional Leadership “One word that comes to my mind about Dhoni’s leadership is presence. I put the words — inspiration and presence — together, because I believe, I was in a position to inspire people through my work ethic whereas Dhoni was a leader for them through presence.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 14. Multi-dimensional Leadership “One word that comes to my mind about Dhoni’s leadership is presence. I put the words — inspiration and presence — together, because I believe, I was in a position to inspire people through my work ethic whereas Dhoni was a leader for them through presence.”http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with-dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 15. dharma artha © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 16. dharmaethics, ethos, morals artha governance, wealth © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 17. dharmaethics, ethos, morals artha governance, wealth value © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 18. What is Agile ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 19. Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 20. Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 21. Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders Increased revenue Reduction in costs Faster response times Less rework © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 22. Customers & Users Developers & Testers Governments & Legislators Societal InstitutionsAgile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders Increased revenue Reduction in costs Faster response times Less rework © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 23. Wheres the value ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 24. The customer is NOT the sole judge ofvalue Focusing only on the customer is a local optimisation and is detrimental to the effectiveness of the overall system © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 25. Start from where you are Revolutionary change is harder; [major disruption] Evolutionary change is easier; [may have better diffusion] © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 26. Map your current workflow Specify Develop & Check Verify © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 27. Accept that you cannot change all ofyour environment Transactional environment is negotiable Contextual environment is fixed © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 28. Quantify & measure from day 1 ● Measure cycle time ● Prioritise using “Cost of Delay” ● Quantify requirements / user stories © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 29. Quantify & measure from day 1 S1 S2 S3 S4READY 4 6 5 1hSPEC 1 0.5 6 0.5SPEC/Completed 2 0.5 1 0.5DEV + Check 2 1 13 4DEV + Check / 3 6 4 18CompletedVERIFY 3 7 8 1VERIFY/Completed 2 5 6 18Blockages 0.5 1h 2 1hTotal 17 26 43 42 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 30. Quantify & measure from day 1 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 31. Reinertsens Attention Principle “Time counts more than money” Stakeholders can provide funding, but do NOT own time. © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 32. Limit the work-in-progress Rather finish one thing and finish it well Less work – higher quality Avoid “Tyranny of the Urgent" © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 33. Who is Captain Agile ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 34. Traits of Captain Agiles team ● Leadership – inspiration & presence ● Shared vision ● System-wide focus on value ● Start where they are, then improve ● Not afraid to say “No” © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 35. Thank you © Schalk W. Cronjé
  • 36. Acknowledgements ● http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAA ● http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/india/711 ● http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_i-would-go-to-war-with- dhoni-by-my-side-gary-kirsten_1556275 ● The following cartoon character from fastcharacters.com: – Business man © Schalk W. Cronjé