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Agile for Small and Mid size companies

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Ever wondered why the term „Agile“ is suddenly everywhere?
Well, it all boils down to rising complexity and a much higher pace in technological advancement.

The traditional management tools companies use are not suitable for these challenges. Agile principles, values and frameworks are more suitable alternatives. Instead of blaming individuals for failed projects we create an environment of mutual trust and use transparency and inspection to constantly adapt to changes we could not anticipate beforehand.

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Agile for Small and Mid size companies

  1. 1. Agile for Small & Mid Caps Ari Byland Agile Coach 
 Professional Scrum Trainer & SAFe Program Consultant
 Co-Founder Flow Sphere AG
  2. 2. What is the 
 most important invention 
 of the last 100 years?
  3. 3. Management (noun) 
 „Directing or controlling people or things“
  4. 4. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Hugely successful
  5. 5. Management was invented 
 to turn human-beings into 
 semi-programmable robots. –Gary Hamel
  6. 6. Source: Techcrunch
  7. 7. Source: CNN Money
  8. 8. A B A ? Stable & Efficient Fast & Agile
  9. 9. These management tools we invented decades ago 
 just don’t cut it anymore.
  10. 10. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Agility (noun) 1. The ability to rapidly and deliberately respond to changing demand, while controlling risk. 2. Flexibility, the capacity and capability of rapidly and efficiently adapting. 3. The ability to innovate. Source: Professional Scrum Master Training - Reference Guide - scrum.org
  11. 11. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Elements of Agile • Small, cross-functional, self-organizing teams • Short iterations with „Done“ increments • Focus on customer value
  12. 12. How can we be productive if we are separating the people who should be working together? –Woody Zuill
  13. 13. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Source: scrum.org
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  15. 15. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 PROVIDED BY
  16. 16. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Consider changing something if you… 1. Don’t have „Done“ increments at the end of the Sprints 2. Underestimate the role of the Scrum Master 3. Have Scrum Teams that operate within strict organizational boundaries
  17. 17. Connecta 2017 - 25. Oktober 2017 Possible starting points 1. Start small and learn 2. Enable and empower decentralized decision making 3. Invest in training - Alignment starts with a common language 4. Seek support - Exchange with peers and experts

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