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15 Explosive Things You Should Try As An Agilist by Peter Gfader

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Agile practices that are less known of and can potentially improve your team, organization, yourself or your sex life. We are going to look at 15 little crazy agile ideas and how you might take them back to your organization. If you haven't heard of "MVP vNext", "MVE", "God mode design", MDD and "Hypothesis Driven Development" you should come along and spice up your work life.

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15 Explosive Things You Should Try As An Agilist by Peter Gfader

  1. 1. @peitor 15 Explosive Things You Should Try As An Agilist Peter Gfader @peitor
  2. 2. @peitor
  3. 3. @peitor About You
  4. 4. @peitor What do you do in software? • Analyze • Design • Code • Test • Architect • Document • Coach • Manage
  5. 5. @peitor About Me
  6. 6. @peitor
  7. 7. @peitor
  8. 8. @peitor 6 years ago.. http://copycat.apphb.com
  9. 9. @peitor The plan How we work? # God mode design thinking # Mob Programming # Cut the Sprint Team # Core protocols # Definition of Awesome # Failure Bow # Personal Retrospectives # Improv Theater Users & Value # MVE # MVA # Job Stories Approach work # Working Backwards # MDD # HDD # Via Negativa
  10. 10. MVP Not 1st release Don’t build something
  11. 11. @peitor MVP  # MVE Minimum Viable “Experiment(s)” • No prediction of outcome oExpectations and assumptions • No matter who's idea -> lets validate it • Different thought process -> brain • For the Enterprise http://blog.alpha-ux.co/making-the-case-for-minimum-viable-experiments
  12. 12. Voting
  13. 13. Concierge MVP From the book
  14. 14. Magic Test ConciergeMVP for web
  15. 15. @peitor When MVP doesn’t work? 1. Used by my peers? 2. Stick to the *next* launch
  16. 16. @peitor When MVP doesn’t work? 1. Used by my peers? 2. Stick to the launch  Build an audience http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/11/when-minimal-viable-product-doesnt-work.html
  17. 17. @peitor # MVA Minimum Viable Audience what people are willing to buy. http://www.copyblogger.com/unfair-business-advantage/
  18. 18. @peitor “People only truly tell you what they want to buy… …
  19. 19. @peitor “People only truly tell you what they want to buy… …by buying it”
  20. 20. @peitor http://copycat.apphb.com
  21. 21. @peitor # MVA 1. What is your MVA? 2. How? o Free content o Crowdfunding Kickstarter o Invite Only •Eg https://number26.de
  22. 22. Voting
  23. 23. @peitor Inspire by What exists already • http://37signals.com/bootstrapped • http://www.producthunt.com/ • http://betalist.com/
  24. 24. @peitor Inspire by Failure & Feedback • http://autopsy.io/ • https://collapsed.co/ • Amazon 2 ** reviews
  25. 25. User Stories As a user I want a button So that I can log in
  26. 26. User Stories As a user I want a button So that I can log in WTF!?!
  27. 27. User Stories
  28. 28. @peitor # Job Stories http://popcornflow.com/
  29. 29. Voting
  30. 30. Elevator Pitch We're giving (people) (this benefit) so that they can (do this) For (ppl) who () [product is a ----- that---- unlike --- (competitor/product) Our [Product] is Uber for (service)
  31. 31. @peitor # Working Backwards • Start with the Press Release • ½ pager http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2006/11/working_backwards.html
  32. 32. @peitor http://www.indiegamegirl.com/press-release-template/
  33. 33. Voting
  34. 34. Product Backlog filled with ● Stories ● Features ● Epics ● Bugs
  35. 35. @peitor # HDD Replace “req” with hypotheses Right product? Riskiest assumption 1st http://www.hackerchick.com/2012/04/hypothesis-driven-development.html
  36. 36. @peitor # HDD • Hypothesis Driven Development
  37. 37. Voting
  38. 38. @peitor How many experiments do you run? How often do you deploy to Production?
  39. 39. @peitor How many experiments do you run? How often do you deploy to Production? From Thoughtworks
  40. 40. @peitor # MDD • Metrics Driven Development http://blog.librato.com/posts/2014/7/16/metrics-driven-development
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  42. 42. @peitor # MDD • What system hypothesis are you testing • Bugs? -> Effect on metrics
  43. 43. @peitor # of purchase / min Avg basket $$$ # of new signups https://youtu.be/TMyhhuQPEow
  44. 44. @peitor Experiments & Data Arguments & Opinions
  45. 45. Voting
  46. 46. More more more
  47. 47. # Via Negativa Adding to Your Life By Removing
  48. 48. # Via Negativa New Year's resolution for next year What are you stopping to do?
  49. 49. Voting
  50. 50. Six Thinking Hats
  51. 51. @peitor # God mode design thinking “What would god do?”
  52. 52. @peitor How close can you come? Ideal design
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  56. 56. Voting
  57. 57. Pair Programming
  58. 58. @peitor # Mob Programming • Whole team • Work on same thing • Same time • Same space • Same computer http://mobprogramming.org/
  59. 59. @peitor # Mob Programming http://mobprogramming.org/
  60. 60. Voting
  61. 61. Long Sprints
  62. 62. 1 Month Sprints? 30 or 31 days Sprint?
  63. 63. @peitor # Cut the Sprint in half From 4 weeks to 2 weeks From 2 weeks to 1 week From 1 week to 2 days Kent Beck: Effects of Acceleration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIkUWG5ACFY 10 things to try in your Scrum project http://gfader.tumblr.com/post/28690978260/10-things-to-try-out-in-your-scrum-project-via
  64. 64. Voting
  65. 65. Self organizing Teams
  66. 66. @peitor # Core protocols Team commitments • “Ask for Help” • “Perfection Game” • “Check In” • “Click” http://www.mccarthyshow.com/online/
  67. 67. Voting
  68. 68. Definition of Done
  69. 69. @peitor # Definition of Awesome “What would Awesome look like for your Team? Product feature?” “What would take you 1 step closer to Awesome?” Toyota Katahttp://blog.crisp.se/2012/08/23/henrikkniberg/problem-solving-template
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  71. 71. Voting
  72. 72. “Learn from failure” Fail fast
  73. 73. @peitor Celebrate Failure – with a bow http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Failure-Bow-Matt-Smith-at-T
  74. 74. @peitor Failure bow as an observer Benjamin Zander on mindset and teaching… https://vimeo.com/18625943
  75. 75. Voting
  76. 76. Retrospectives
  77. 77. @peitor # Personal Retrospectives
  78. 78. Voting
  79. 79. Theater
  80. 80. @peitor # Improv Theater Improvisational Theater • live theatre • plot, characters and dialogue are made up in the moment
  81. 81. @peitor # Improv Theater What is it not • !being funny • !natural performer • !hard to learn
  82. 82. @peitor # Improv Theater • Turn off conscious brain • Idea creation • Commit to whatever happens • Improvisation is everywhere
  83. 83. @peitor # Improv Theater my lessons 1. Try something crazy hard… makes normal easy 2. Doing > reading 3. “Yes And” attitude “Move forward” attitude 4. “You are not alone” mindset
  84. 84. Voting
  85. 85. @peitor Done How we work? # God mode design thinking # Mob Programming # Cut the Sprint Team # Core Protocols # Definition of Awesome # Failure Bow # Personal Retrospectives # Improv Theater Users & Value # MVE # MVA # Job Stories Approach work # Working Backwards # MDD # HDD # Via Negativa
  86. 86. @peitor Thank you! Peter Gfader @peitor
  87. 87. @peitor What do you start tomorrow?

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