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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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    • Captain Agile and the Providers of ValueSchalk CronjéE-mail: ysb33r @ gmail.comTwitter: @ysb33r © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • About me ● Schalk Cronjé ● South African & British ● Coach technology leadership & agile ● Live for the outdoors ● ysb33r @ gmail.com ● @ysb33r © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • About today ● Not about running SCRUM, XP or Kanban ● Ethos, values and practical advice © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • It all started 4 years earlierhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/india/7114977.stm © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • dharma artha © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • dharmaethics, ethos, morals artha governance, wealth © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • dharmaethics, ethos, morals artha governance, wealth value © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • What is Agile ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Agile is the continuous delivery of value to stakeholders Increased revenue Reduction in costs Faster response times Less rework © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • Wheres the value ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • Start from where you are Revolutionary change is harder; [major disruption] Evolutionary change is easier; [may have better diffusion] © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Map your current workflow Specify Develop & Check Verify © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Accept that you cannot change all ofyour environment Transactional environment is negotiable Contextual environment is fixed © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Quantify & measure from day 1 ● Measure cycle time ● Prioritise using “Cost of Delay” ● Quantify requirements / user stories © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • Quantify & measure from day 1 © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • Reinertsens Attention Principle “Time counts more than money” Stakeholders can provide funding, but do NOT own time. © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • Who is Captain Agile ?http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdaNhCdG4mc/TZeHz4vUibI/AAAAAAAABNQ/ONp4P-5o2RM/s1600/main.jpg © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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
    • Thank you © Schalk W. Cronjé
    • 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