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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Bill Gaiennie
                                    Trained over 5,000 people in Agile methods
                Agile Trainer...
“Whether
                                              you
                                              believe
         ...
“Whether
                                              you
                                              believe
         ...
“Inventions have long since reached their limit,
       and I see no hope for future improvements.”
                      ...
“What can be more palpably absurd than the
       prospect held out of locomotives traveling
               twice the spee...
“This ‘telephone’
                              has too many
                           shortcomings
                     ...
“The ordinary
   ‘horseless carriage’
    is at present a luxury
        for the wealthy;
   although its prices
      wil...
“The ordinary         “The actual building
   ‘horseless carriage’          of roads devoted
    is at present a luxury   ...
Flight
             by
      machines
       heavier
          than
            air
              is


                   ...
"There is no hope for the fanciful idea of reaching the
          Moon because of insurmountable barriers
                ...
Where would we be
                                    today
                                       if the many
           ...
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561   540   582




                        461   488   510




                        288   314   426
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CULTIVATE THIS
                   582
                        561
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                        510
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Agile
               Baked In Over Time
         Reactive                           He Knows
      Responsive             ...
What Tucker is told   Agile




                                                                IMPROVEMENT
              ...
?
               Agile =
               Another corporate




                                                            ...
PAST = FUTURE
                        EXPERIENCES   P O S S I B I L I T I E S




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IMPROVEMENT
                                                                 Agile

                                      ...
Short-Term Belief use it wisely)
                                       (this state has a short life span,
               ...
Long Term Belief Building




Sunday, July 25, 2010
Long Term Belief Building
                             Companies must invest enough time
                            and p...
Communicate consistently
 that Agile is the chosen
 direction of the company.


 Problems will need to be
 solved, no othe...
A deficiency of knowledge      A deficiency of execution

                        You Must Also Resolve
Sunday, July 25, 2010
“Organization learning and change
     is eventually always about action.
        One basic reflective skill involves
  usi...
All
                               You
                               Need
                               To
             ...
...And if your team or
                             organization chooses to stay
                         in the desert, t...
Break the law of organizational inertia.
                        Necessity may be the mother of invention,
               ...
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All You Need To Know Is That It's Possible

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This presentation was delivered at the Southern Fried Agile Conference in Charlotte, NC on July 23, 2010.

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All You Need To Know Is That It's Possible

  1. 1. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  2. 2. Bill Gaiennie Trained over 5,000 people in Agile methods Agile Trainer over the last 5 years Personally coached 30 different teams in various Agile Coach industries to successfully transition to an Agile approach Davisbase Consulting Developing People Who Develop Software. Website: davisbase.org Agile Blog: theagileadvisors.com Email: bill@davisbase.org Sunday, July 25, 2010
  3. 3. “Whether you believe “Because a “Success is you thing can seems determined by do a difficult those whom prove thing for you, or the impossible, do not not, you think it possible.” - James W. Pence Agile sounds great, but... are impossible "We the willing, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... right.” for anyone else led by the unknowing, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... - Henry Ford are doing the impossible Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... to accomplish.” We for the ungrateful. Agile sounds great, but... - Marcus Aurelius can’t We have done so much, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... But, we tried do with , “Impossible only Agile sounds great, but... so little it, Agile sounds great, but... for so l o n g , Agile sounds great, but... means that you haven’t we Agile sounds great, but... we are now qualified Agile sounds great, but... to do anything, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... with nothing." are found the solution yet.” Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... - Mother Theresa Agile sounds great, but... too Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... different! Sunday, July 25, 2010
  4. 4. “Whether you believe “Because a “Success is you thing can seems determined by do a difficult those whom prove thing for you, or the impossible, do not you not, think it possible.” The only thing we can do consistently, it seems, is get it wrong when are - James W. Pence Agile sounds great, but... impossible it"We the willing,predicting our inability to overcome the impossible. comes to Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... right.” for anyone else led by the unknowing, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... - Henry Ford are doing the impossible Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... to accomplish.” We for the ungrateful. Agile sounds great, but... - Marcus Aurelius can’t We have done so much, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... But, we tried do with , “Impossible only Agile sounds great, but... so little it, Agile sounds great, but... for so l o n g , Agile sounds great, but... means that you haven’t we Agile sounds great, but... we are now qualified Agile sounds great, but... to do anything, Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... with nothing." are found the solution yet.” Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... - Mother Theresa Agile sounds great, but... too Agile sounds great, but... Agile sounds great, but... different! Sunday, July 25, 2010
  5. 5. “Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for future improvements.” - Julius Frontenus 10 A.D. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  6. 6. “What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice the speed of stagecoaches?” 1825 - Quarterly Review Sunday, July 25, 2010
  7. 7. “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” - Western Union internal memo 1876 Sunday, July 25, 2010
  8. 8. “The ordinary ‘horseless carriage’ is at present a luxury for the wealthy; although its prices will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle.” Sunday, July 25, 2010 - Literary Digest 1899
  9. 9. “The ordinary “The actual building ‘horseless carriage’ of roads devoted is at present a luxury to motor cars for the wealthy; is not likely to although its prices ever happen, will probably fall in the future, it will in spite of many never, of course, rumors to that effect.” - Harper’s Weekly come into as common use as the bicycle.” Sunday, July 25, 2010 - Literary Digest 1899 1902
  10. 10. Flight by machines heavier than air is and IMPRACTICAL if INSIGNIFICANT not utterly IMPOSSIBLE 1902 - Simon Newcomb, Director, U.S. Naval Observatory Sunday, July 25, 2010
  11. 11. "There is no hope for the fanciful idea of reaching the Moon because of insurmountable barriers 1932 to escaping the Earth's gravity." - Forest Ray Moulton Astronomer "Landing and moving about on the moon offers so many serious problems for human beings that it may take 1948 science another 200 years to lick them."  - Science Digest Sunday, July 25, 2010
  12. 12. Where would we be today if the many chose to be convinced by the limiting beliefs of the few? Sunday, July 25, 2010
  13. 13. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  14. 14. 561 540 582 461 488 510 288 314 426 Sunday, July 25, 2010
  15. 15. CULTIVATE THIS 582 561 540 510 488 461 The Belief Secret Intention 426 For Support 314 Astonishing Teach Team Perseverance 288 Success... Forgive Failure Sunday, July 25, 2010
  16. 16. Agile Baked In Over Time Reactive He Knows Responsive How His Orientation World Works Corporate Initiatives Prescribed Processes Project Processes Project Failures Governance A CYA Expert Compliance Must Satisfy Process Process Engineering Don’t Question Specifications Things Don’t Change Etc. Etc. Etc. Be a Good Soldier World View Set Tucker Average Corporate Citizen Sunday, July 25, 2010
  17. 17. What Tucker is told Agile IMPROVEMENT Current State Sunday, July 25, 2010
  18. 18. ? Agile = Another corporate IMPROVEMENT THIS initiative IS STUPID!! A friend WHY? THIS IS STUPID!! What’s wrong I’ll go along with of mine with what until it fails,andtried this THIS NOW? and it will! it failed! IS this STUPID!! we’re doing THIS IS STUPID!! This is going to fail, like everything else we try! "Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist, someone who made the mistake of converting ideals into expectations." - Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline What Tucker believes Agile Current State Sunday, July 25, 2010
  19. 19. PAST = FUTURE EXPERIENCES P O S S I B I L I T I E S Sunday, July 25, 2010
  20. 20. IMPROVEMENT Agile ns ion Te ative Cre BELIEF e i tiv Pos Current State Sunday, July 25, 2010
  21. 21. Short-Term Belief use it wisely) (this state has a short life span, Building Faith Hoping Imagining ...that my organization will ...that the success that others ...what success will look like, forgive small failures in our have found will also be how we might try to achieve it, quest for better results. Success experienced by our team. and how we will know we rarely happens overnight. found it. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  22. 22. Long Term Belief Building Sunday, July 25, 2010
  23. 23. Long Term Belief Building Companies must invest enough time and patience in the transition process. Provide guidance, training, and effective tools for teams to have the best chance at success. Be aware of the effect this type of change will have on the corporate culture. Those unprepared for this specific change will likely fail. But Most Important of All... Sunday, July 25, 2010
  24. 24. Communicate consistently that Agile is the chosen direction of the company. Problems will need to be solved, no other possible way forward except through our challenges. Expect your teams to fall down, then help pick them up. Reward a team’s ability to risk a small failure in turn for the possibility for a better result. Put in place a mechanism the teams can use to achieve continuous improvement. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  25. 25. A deficiency of knowledge A deficiency of execution You Must Also Resolve Sunday, July 25, 2010
  26. 26. “Organization learning and change is eventually always about action. One basic reflective skill involves using the gaps between what we say and what we do as a vehicle for becoming more aware. Until the gap between Organizations espoused theory and that struggle with current behavior is recognized, learning how to do old things in no learning can occur.” new ways, will - Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline struggle with Agile. What What We We Say Do Sunday, July 25, 2010
  27. 27. All You Need To Know Is That It’s Possible To Go From Here to Here Sunday, July 25, 2010
  28. 28. ...And if your team or organization chooses to stay in the desert, they will need to recognize that it is a decision, not an unavoidable circumstance. Sunday, July 25, 2010
  29. 29. Break the law of organizational inertia. Necessity may be the mother of invention, but imagination for something better is the fountainhead for greatness. All That You Need To Know Is That It’s Possible Bill Gaiennie bill@davisbase.ORG Sunday, July 25, 2010

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