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Creating a sense of purpose in agile teams

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slides from my talk at Agile Tour Dublin 2017

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Creating a sense of purpose in agile teams

  1. 1. crafting a sense of purpose in agile teams
  2. 2. CTO DesignWizard Aidan Casey @aidanjcasey
  3. 3. –Agile Manefesto Principle #11 “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.”
  4. 4. Organisational Team Structure product owner dev / test engineers ProdOps engineers product owner dev / test engineers ProdOps engineers product owner dev / test engineers ProdOps engineers
  5. 5. set the boundaries then set the team free
  6. 6. open honest communication
  7. 7. asking leadership style
  8. 8. continuous delivery == continuous learning
  9. 9. the power of the retrospective
  10. 10. communities of practice
  11. 11. regular one-on-one meetings
  12. 12. uncompromising kickass engineering and craftsmanship
  13. 13. allocate time for self improvement
  14. 14. Useful Techniques • brown bags • tech popcorn • communities of practice • pair programming • kata’s - game of life • hackathons • attend conferences • contributing to open source • wife swap !
  15. 15. clear inspiring vision and direction
  16. 16. information radiators
  17. 17. backlog and persona’s are intimately understood by everyone
  18. 18. speak openly about the future - risks and opportunities
  19. 19. celebrate customer feedback!
  20. 20. Sense of Urgency Sense of Purpose constant deadlines countdown’s awarding fast workers understanding the why craftsmanship single focus teams celebrate failure continuous learning constant changing of priorities always behind where we should be
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