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What is agile?


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an introduction to overall agility without taking the agile manifesto for software development into account.

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What is agile?

  1. 1. agile2 1 WHAT IS AGILE? 08.05.2019
  2. 2. 2 PIERRE E. NEIS : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM Senior Agile Coach & Trainer PSM, CSPO, CSP, CSPPO, CBAC, CEST, CAC auteur: AO-agile organizations
  4. 4. pierree.neis| NAME SURNAME Job title NAME SURNAME Job title NAME SURNAME Job title NAME SURNAME Job title 4
  5. 5. 5 WHAT KIND OF AGILE IS YOUR AGILE? this question has been asked to most of the team (around 70 people) before explaining what agile means quantitative means that agile is seen as results behaviour means that agile is how people are interacting together process, agile is understood like a process or a methodology bypass, people didn´t answered the question due to communication issues or lack of focus
  6. 6. 6 QUANTITATIVE fast visible results quick wins deliver quickly quality technical excellence workable software rapid customer satisfaction understanding that agile is more time consuming than previous methodologies seeing results and not just work in progress opportunities instead of limitations working on topic which produce value
  7. 7. 7 BEHAVIOUR flexibility pragmatic mindset adaptability No responsibility multiple competences client oriented putting me in the shoes of my customer to gain clear vision of his needs have interaction with customers or users better collaboration business & development working together team work close collaboration will empower us to work and share experiences trustful collaboration with project members fully dedicated, I have the feeling that I am moving with motivation happy and satisfied consistency of projects working on topics which fit my skills simplicity meetings not hat often sustainability welcome change challenges instead of problems challenging and exciting tasks with own responsibility and decision power
  8. 8. 8 PROCESS methodology DevOps feedback daily statuses time to market individual and interactions over processes and tools workable functionalities over extended documentation collaboration with the customer over contract based relations incremental product well defined roles within the agile team
  9. 9. 9 BYPASSING THE QUESTION needs to be appropriated and adapted still at the beginning somehow agile good to see that SAP is putting focus and hoping in agile what is the agile best practice? currently more ad-hoc instead of agile missing flexibility in daily work lot of meetings with "wrong" people additional projects status meetings needed
  10. 10. 10 “DO WE HAVE OTHER SOURCES? 2
  11. 11. In operational terms, the concept of agility can be defined as employees’ capacity to gather and disseminate information about changes in the environment, and respond to that information quickly and expediently. 11 GALLUP 2018 STUDY OF EMPLOYEES IN FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN AND THE UK
  12. 12. From a strategic perspective, this combination of speed and data-driven innovation is increasingly important for many businesses to maintain a competitive advantage. 12 GALLUP 2018 STUDY OF EMPLOYEES IN FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN AND THE UK
  13. 13. AGILITY THE PATH TO AGILITY |1| SPEED & EFFICIENCY • constantly make every job and process as simple as possible • use technology to get more done in less time • remove unnecessary bureaucracy to decision making |2| FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT • determine necessary risks and acceptable failures • help every person feel they should contribute to innovation |3| COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION • breakdown silos between teams and departments • create opportunity to innovate In my company, we have the right tools and processes to respond quickly to business needs. In my company, we have the right mindset to respond quickly to business needs. SOURCE: GALLUP 2018 STUDY OF EMPLOYEES IN FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN AND THE UK 13
  15. 15. 15 POINTS OF ATTENTION Learn to be wrong Make working together expected and easy “Matrixed” does not equal “agile” Agile organisations are grounded in
 strong, customer- centric cultures one of the most powerful advantages fo agile companies is ability to give employees a sense of optimism about the organisation´s capacity to survive - and thrive - amid disruptive marketplace conditions. mindset
  16. 16. pierree.neis| • speed over perfection • data over intuition • talent over title • having an impact • constant improvement • customer obsession • autonomy • transparency Values Values in practice • rapid experimentation • fluid collaboration • intense customer orientation • data driven decision making • building for scalability • fast hiring and firing • results orientation Artifacts • clean platform • metrics • casual clothes and spaces • collaborative tools • flexible org. boundaries 16
  17. 17. pierree.neis| organisation performance innovation & growth customer satisfaction & reputation profitability iterating rapidly collaborating fluidly decisions taken with data moving fast obsession over customers quickly taking advance of opportunities working seamlessly cross boundaries Deborah Soule, MIT Emeritus 17
  19. 19. : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM 19 SIMPLE COMPLEX COMPLICATED CHAOS AGILE SYSTEMS DYNAMIC MODEL BE S T P RA CT IC ES BE H AVIOU R A CT ION LE AD E R A GE NT • Agile starts at SIMPLE • stay shortly at CHAOS • work at COMPLEX • accept the results at COMPLICATED • fix the next step into SIMPLE W WW. M YAO . B L OG
  20. 20. : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM 20 SIMPLE RULES •point to the destination •avoid collision •no advanced planning skills •follow the lines System design for emergent behaviours
  21. 21. : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM separation alignment 21 DYNAMIC COMPONENTS cohesion ASK THE TEAM DELIVER EACH TIME agents
  22. 22. : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM resiliencecoherence 22 CORE PRINCIPLE treat people as adultsASK THE TEAM DELIVER EACH TIME inspect & adapt
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  24. 24. 24 thanks
  25. 25. agile2 Presentation title Date !25 : HEIDELBERG : +4916099872449 PIERRE.NEIS@AGILESQR.COM P I E R R E N E I S P S M , C S P O , C S P , C S P P O , C B A C , C E S T , C A C