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Moving beyond the mechanics of Agile processes to supercharge your teams


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Our Co-founder, James Cannings, presented at The Chartered Institute for IT about how to take Agile projects to the next level in terms of speed and efficiency.

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Moving beyond the mechanics of Agile processes to supercharge your teams

  1. 1. Moving beyond the mechanics of agile processes to supercharge your teams James Cannings, Co-founder
  2. 2. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan The Agile Manifesto
  3. 3. Scrum
  4. 4. The Benefits of Agile
  5. 5. The Benefits of Agile
  6. 6. Moving beyond the mechanics
  7. 7. Certified Team Members
  8. 8. Learn and Blend Agile Techniques
  9. 9. Invest in quality agile coaching
  10. 10. Have a fun kick-off day
  11. 11. Have a team name
  12. 12. Have fun! Build your team
  13. 13. Discipline, Discipline, Discipline
  14. 14. Have a strong PO
  15. 15. Test Driven Development
  16. 16. Co-locate or Google Hangout
  17. 17. BDD
  18. 18. Land the plane
  19. 19. Levels of governance required for Agile projects
  20. 20. A startup is a human institution designed to create a product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. – Eric Ries “ ”
  21. 21. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker “ ”
  22. 22. The Lean Startup in Government
  23. 23. Build > Measure > Learn
  24. 24. PRINCE2 Agile
  25. 25. PRINCE2 (Themes) -> Agile Business Case Organisation Quality Plans Risk Change Progress Agile Business Case Agile Roles & Responsibilities TDD, DoR, DoD, BDD, etc Story points, release plans, etc Scrums, Demos, Burndowns, Spikes Managing change in agile Burn charts, etc
  26. 26. Scrum / Kanban / XP The Lean Spectrum
  27. 27. Empower and train your agile project teams Ensure senior management understands the benefits and helps to create the right culture. Blend agile techniques to suit your project needs. Consider Lean Startup, PRINCE2 Agile, SAFe and Scrum of Scrums in order to apply scale and governance without damaging the agile principles. Have fun and remember the skateboard. Summary
  28. 28. Thanks for listening Any Questions? @MMT_Digital @JC_CTO