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Agile Mindset and Culture by Hithem Ahmed


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Agile Mindset and Culture by Hithem Ahmed at the third Agile Days.

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Agile Mindset and Culture by Hithem Ahmed

  1. 1. Agile Mindset & Culture by Hithem Ahmed
  2. 2. Agenda • Mindset Big picture • Our mindset • Explore your mindset • Agile mindset • Products with and without agile mindset • Logical Levels of Learning and Change • True agility
  3. 3. The Big Picture
  4. 4. Our Mindset • Elements of a Mind-Set – Values: Most Important – Beliefs: Contextual Beliefs – Principles: standards, choices, actions and decisions
  5. 5. What’s your mindset • Values – Minimize cost and schedule – Build the right thing – Make accurate commitments – Eliminate the risk of disaster – Maximize perceived quality – Be able to change priorities quickly – Be able to replace the workers easily – Innovate – Keep auditors happy – Build happy teams that work well together – Get rewarded or promoted
  6. 6. What’s your mindset • Beliefs – If we sign off on requirements now and the team will finish developing them six months from now, the requirements will still be valuable and relevant. – Customer is engaged frequently. – Placing workers where their skills are most needed is a good way to finish projects. – People really care only for themselves. – If we do all the design before starting implementation, we reduce risk and avoid rework. – The documentation of how a piece is constructed will be useful to the next team member on the job. – If we invite certain senior managers to our meetings, we won’t get in trouble later. – If we hire great people, we’ll have great performance. – If we propose a compelling, sensible improvement, people will naturally want to implement it, and proceed to do that. – Clear processes and roles should be defined
  7. 7. Mindset • Value (Collaborating with customers, environment that people thrive together) – Agile Mindset • Value (Manfacturing many copies -- Repeatively) – Lean Mindset • Value (prove that you are solving the right problem) – Lean startup Mindset • Value (getting the solution right from the first time) – WaterFall Mindset
  8. 8. Agile Mindset
  9. 9. Values • People come first, before product and before process • Adaptation. • Early and frequent value delivery. • Customer collaboration. • Control my cost ?
  10. 10. Beliefs • People: competent, motivated, trusted, and supported people will do well (self-organizing, collaborative team) • The customer. He Can’t pinpoint future needs and wants, but they have a good handle on what’s needed now • The work. emergence, or evolution of plans
  11. 11. Principles • People:
  12. 12. Principles • Work:
  13. 13. Agile ? • Software Development • Project management • Processes & methods • Methodology or framework • Paradigm, Mindset
  14. 14. Agile (Paradigm) Mindset • Transcends Processes (People, Product, Customer) • the thinking that drives your actions • Agile is a whole package to get its benefits for people, product and customer.
  15. 15. Product With Agile Mindset • Early and Frequent Delivery • Value changes over time and context • People should come first • Collaborate with customer in trusting relationship • Technical Excellence, defer decisions (TDD) minimize feedback loop by automated (Build, test, deploy).
  16. 16. Product Without Agile Mindset • Backlogs with detailed difficult specification • People work in tasks, no collaboration • Instead of getting feedback, prescribed meetings • Instead of servant leadership, task management
  17. 17. Beyond Process (Ingredients) • Beyond Best Practices (Recipes) • You should be an Agile Chef
  18. 18. Logical Levels of Learning and Change Robert Dilts’ “Logical Levels” model
  19. 19. (according to the situation and context) Shu Ha Ri
  20. 20. Q & A ????????