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Agile IT Governance EGRC 2012


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My session focused on my forthcoming book, The 12 Principles of Agile IT Governance. I presented some tactical measures that allow for deployment of these key principles.

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Agile IT Governance EGRC 2012

  1. 1. The 12 Principles of Agile IT Governance Chiranjeev Bordoloi 646.678.204406/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 1
  2. 2. Focus on Stakeholder Satisfaction  Shareholder satisfaction with ROI on Technology Investments  Improvement in Management’s Technology Quotient  Employees feeling like they work for a tech savvy company  Company’s brand perceived well in the open source community06/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 2
  3. 3. Harness Change for Competitive Advantage  Make small investments in skunkworks projects that target one business metric (e.g. EBITDA)  Change technology strategy to align with changes in business strategy  Create a culture that is adaptive to change06/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 3
  4. 4. Deliver results within 2 months  Expose a clickable UI  Gather feedback and factor into sprint planning  Release 1 in production within 1 -2 Quarters with tangible impact on business metrics  Expose APIs and encourage hackathons06/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 4
  5. 5. Facilitate Daily Collaboration  Do technology executives have offices on the same floor as business executives?  Do business users have frequent informal conversations with technology team members?  Measure business & technology collaboration06/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 5
  6. 6. Support Motivated Individuals  HR performance measurement metrics aligned with business objectives  People-Process-Technology Linkage  Identify, Support and Reward Passionate, Business-savvy Technologists06/20/12 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 6
  7. 7. Facilitate Face-to-Face Dialogue  Quarterly business and technology briefing events  Weekly business and technology executive meetings  Skype video or conference room meetings for a daily stand-up  Train people how to convey critical information in less than <1 Minute  Publish notes and follow-up06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 7
  8. 8. Simplify Progress Measures  Tools that business users like better than what they had  Waning feature functionality requests  ZERO negative comments about application performance and uptime  Every technology initiative should impact 1 – 3 business metrics06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 8
  9. 9. Encourage a Sustainable Pace  Identify the optimal rhythm of your team that maximizes productivity  Measure Burn Out  Incent healthy nutrition and exercise  Discuss sustainability of pace in project retrospectives  Publicize corporate wellness programs06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 9
  10. 10. Pay Attention to Technical Excellence  IBM’s Distinguished Engineer & Fellow Program  Google Fellow Program  Measure growth and quality of intellectual property portfolio06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 10
  11. 11. Simplicity is Key  If you can’t explain it to your mother, it is not simple  Its ok to not do busy work to fill your day; put more thought into a user story instead  Maximize the amount of work not done so you can focus on the work that does get done06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 11
  12. 12. Build Self-organizing Teams  Publish business problems and seek solutions, not job openings  Train business and technology users how to think about architecture, requirements and design  Actively harvest institutional knowledge06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 12
  13. 13. Tune & Adjust  Set intervals to discuss what is working  Identify patterns that maximize productivity  Tune & Adjust behaviors that result in a culture of happy excellence © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation06/20/12 13
  14. 14. Instructor Contact Info Chiranjeev Bordoloi Chief Executive Officer Aeterno Corporation 646.678.2044 Copyright – Aeterno Corporation Grant of reproduction and distribution rights to EGRC and NMI LLC06/20/12 © Copyright – Aeterno Corporation 14