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Armands Baranovskis -Myths and truths about agile


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Armands Baranovskis -Myths and truths about agile

  1. 1. Myths and truths about Agile Armands Baranovskis @xabarx eBIT
  2. 2. Disclaimer • This talk is a subjective representation of my understanding of Agile processes based on my personal experience. • Any similarities with real life projects are purely intentional. • No Scrum masters were hurt during the making of this presentation.
  3. 3. The BIGGEST evil: Agile manifesto
  4. 4. image via The “I have read about it” group
  5. 5. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools There are no
  6. 6. Pivotal tracker Etc. Etc.
  7. 7. Working software over comprehensive documentation There is no
  8. 8. Etc.
  9. 9. Customer collaboration over contract negotiations There are no
  10. 10. Acceptance criteria Should include:
  11. 11. Responding to change over following a plan There is no
  12. 12. Budget Understanding
  13. 13. Gartner hype cycle image via
  14. 14. The “silver bullet” seekers
  15. 15. We will do stuff faster and better
  16. 16. Don’t expect: Quicker initial results
  17. 17. We should do it if we don’t know what we need
  18. 18. The “once tried and failed” group
  19. 19. It’s a great skill, juniors can’t do it
  20. 20. Impossible to do under fixed price
  21. 21. Acceptance criteria Should include*: *See “There is no contract” section
  22. 22. Agile = Scrum!
  23. 23. Everyone should be multifunctional, there is no specialization
  24. 24. You are not Chuck Norris Tips to remember:
  25. 25. The “nonbelievers” image via
  26. 26. It’s more expensive
  27. 27. Costs will be structured differently
  28. 28. It requires more involvement from the client
  29. 29. Impossible to sign off on anything
  30. 30. It just blows up scope
  31. 31. Thank you! Any questions?