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Beyond the development system


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What do Lean, Kanban, Systems Thinking, Complexity Thinking and Beyond Budgeting have to say about external influences on the software development process? Would they encourage us to approach the development system differently? Through a parallel case study experiment we hope to draw some essential lessons from each school of thought.

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Beyond the development system

  1. 1. LESS 2011, StockholmBeyond theDevelopment System Mike Burrows (@asplake) LESS 2011
  2. 2. Beyond the development system My run-up ( “Influencer”, or Kanban and models for change Kanban in its portfolio context A new box on top of old boxes LESS 2011
  3. 3. Beyond the development systemWorkshop objectives: To learn (duh!) To see synthesis in action To see different practical approaches to leading change LESS 2011
  4. 4. Beyond the development system“It is so much easier to add on thanit is to take away. You buy a new a box and just put it on top of your other boxes” Bjarte Bosgnes LESS 2011
  5. 5. “I see dead people” LESSWhat do you see? 2011
  6. 6. Beyond the development system1. Background, aims (done)2. Introductions3. Present case study4. Exercise 15. Break6. Exercise 27. Panel LESS 2011
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  8. 8. Case study scenarioMany fixed-date projects Remaining durations of many months Low confidence of date complianceOrganisation Functional, hierarchical, not co-located, part outsourcedDefined life cycle Well observed Specs, signoffs Cross-functional appetite for improvement, LESS 2011 resourced
  9. 9. Exercise 1Gut reaction: what do you “see”As advisors, what next? Questions to ask Information to gather Things for you to explainAssumptionsAction plan (assuming assumptions are valid) LESS 2011Expected outcomes, timescales
  10. 10. Exercise 2Attempt to define (in general) whatmost characterises your school’sapproachFrom what you have heard, considerwhat (in general) you might takefrom other approachesRefine your action plan LESS 2011
  11. 11. Postscript“Schools” represented in theworkshop (and by whom): Kanban (Jabe Bloom) Complexity Thinking (Ari-Pekka Skarp) Systems Thinking (Henrik Mårtensson) Rightshifting (Bob Marshall) Beyond Budgeting (Bjarte Bogsnes) “Unbranded” (Ari Tikka) LESS 2011