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Paddy Corry Blending Agile Approaches

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Agile approaches emerge through experimentation and learning in specific contexts. People learn in different ways and you can't hope to teach without understanding that. Members of agile teams all have a role to play in helping a team's agile approach emerge.

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Paddy Corry Blending Agile Approaches

  1. 1. Blending Agile Approaches #ALI2019 - Paddy Corry
  2. 2. A team’s agile approach emerges with experimentation and learning Key Point
  3. 3. Who am I? •Software developer since 2001 •Agile development teams since 2006 •Scrum master since 2012 •Spent 2 years teaching in Changzhou, China
  4. 4. Story Context “Can’t you just tell us the answer?” Experiment: change context Hypothetical no win situation
  5. 5. Learning
  6. 6. Edgar Dale
  7. 7. Sharon Bowman’s 6Trumps “Training From the Back of the Room” https://bowperson.com/wp- content/uploads/2014/11/SixTrumpsArticle220 101.pdf MOVEMENT TALKING PICTURES WRITING SHORTER DIFFERENT
  8. 8. Jay Cross: Emergent Learning Discovery over curriculum Learning over training Just in time over just in case
  9. 9. The Agile Part
  10. 10. The Agile Manifesto “Extreme Programming, SCRUM, DSDM, Adaptive Software Development, Crystal, Feature-Driven Development, Pragmatic Programming, and others” Jim Highsmith http://agilemanifesto.org/history.html
  11. 11. Scrum is a starting point for many Agile teams VersionOne’s 12th Annual State of Agile Report https://explore.versionone.com/state-of-agile/versionone-12th-annual- state-of-agile-report
  12. 12. Scrum is designed a certain way… “In complex work we [look] at emergent practices, that evolve as we learn and gain feedback.” Nigel Baker https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/agilifying-agile-coaches-2-6-nigel-baker/
  13. 13. ScrumTeams need more practices to emerge with experimentation • Engineering practices / Software craftmanship • Scaling • Estimation • Fit between roles and scrum teams “How we do these things” is up to us
  14. 14. Henrik Kniberg blended Scrum and XP in 2007: "Instead of best practices, what we need to know are good practices and the contexts in which they were successful." Mike Cohn (foreword) https://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches-2
  15. 15. Prescriptive approaches are not the goal "imposing methods on people is an absolute travesty" Martin Fowler https://www.infoq.com/presentations/agile-2018
  16. 16. AgileTeams
  17. 17. Kaizen: Self-improvement Courage Kairyo: Experimentation External improvements Jun Nakamuro https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kaizen-lost-translation-jun-nakamuro-1/
  18. 18. Agile Coaching •The ‘stances’ of agile coaches all relate to learning •Teaching, facilitating, mentoring and coaching •How teams do this is up to all of us https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/08/competencies-agile-coaching
  19. 19. AgileTeams can influence the ‘mushy stuff’ Culture, values, environment Building organisations that we would want to work in
  20. 20. …back to the story What happened with the experiment?
  21. 21. “Solutions may not always scale. But the processes by which we experiment, learn, and adapt can.” AleemWalji – CEO Aga Khan Foundation USA
  22. 22. Thank you for your time! Twitter: @paddycorry Search: Serious Scrum on Medium

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