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Surfing the Agile Wave

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Surfing the Agile Wave

  1. 1. WELCOME Workshop Room 2 © Agile Experience Ltd Rachel Davies - Surfing the Agile Wave © Agile Experience Ltd 1
  2. 2. Surfing the Agile Wave by Rachel Davies Introductions About me: • Independent consultant / trainer • Used Agile approaches since 2000 • Author of “Agile Coaching” book About you: • Not tried Agile yet? • Just got started with Agile? • Been Agile for a while? © Agile Experience Ltd 2
  3. 3. Desire Many companies attracted to Agile benefits: • Getting software out earlier • Being responsive to customers • Lightweight approach They are often struggling to cope with pace of change and being able to predict what will be ready when. © Agile Experience Ltd How do we get started? © Agile Experience Ltd 3
  4. 4. Try It Most companies start with pilot projects to prove approach can work for them. • Often safe candidates • Isolated from mainstream issues Make do with current infrastructure: tools, environment, organisation structure © Agile Experience Ltd Jumping In Subsequent Agile projects don’t get the same attention: • Not ideal candidates for Agile • Core principles ignored • Support for Agile is weak © Agile Experience Ltd 4
  5. 5. No Time Rushing so not doing things properly Cargo Cult Looks Agile 5
  6. 6. Scrum But Only do the easy parts Submerged Obstacles to Agile © Agile Experience Ltd 6
  7. 7. Agile is pervasive Agile can have impact on many areas: • Team composition • Office furniture • Build environments • Hiring policy • Line management • Incentives © Agile Experience Ltd Traditional Approach Phases of activity focused on a fixed- scope release. • Divide the work • Resist change • Communicate via documents © Agile Experience Ltd 7
  8. 8. Agile is not speeding this up • Agile is not a case of “do less, go faster” • Mistake to think replacing:- – Process – Role descriptions – Tools – Templates – Training © Agile Experience Ltd Agile is .. Make a little, sell a little, learn a little Concurrent activity to create continuous flow of releases. • Develop iteratively • Cross-functional teams • Frequent releases © Agile Experience Ltd 8
  9. 9. Agile depends on Teamwork Real-time interactions rather than process orchestrated via artefacts. © Agile Experience Ltd Agile Values We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals & Interactions over Processes & Tools Working software over Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation Responding to change over Following a plan While there is value in the items on

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