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(Why) Will Agile Work This Time

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Ever asked or heard the question "Why will Agile work this time?" It is healthy and normal to face doubts about the efficacy of Agile, especially if you have tried before and did not get the desired results. These slides from the Feb 2016 Agile-DevOps meetup, where we explored this question together and reviewed a tool that might guide the enquiry.

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(Why) Will Agile Work This Time

  1. 1. 1© SmoothApps 2014 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com (WHY) WILL AGILE WORK THIS TIME?
  2. 2. 2© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved About Me… • Education:  Bachelors in Computer Sc. & Engg.  Masters in Entrepreneurship • Certifications:  PST (PSF, PSM, PSPO), PSE, PSM II, PSPO II, PSD I  Evidence Based Management Consultant  MBTI Certified Practitioner  Certified in Advanced Conflict Resolution  Certificate in Organizational Development • Experience:  Sr. Principal – Enterprise Agile Deployment, Sabre  Founder & Org Whisperer – SmoothApps  16+ years in SW Delivery, Consulting  Siemens, HP, Avaya, Cisco, AT&T. among others  Dev Background: C/C++, VC++, Win32 SDK, Oracle…
  3. 3. 3© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com
  4. 4. 4© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com ? WHY WILL IT WORK THIS TIME • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 X X X X X X X X X X ?
  5. 5. 5© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com ? WHY WILL IT WORK THIS TIME What would our company look, sound, feel like if it did…? • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 X X X X X X X X X X ?
  6. 6. 6© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com ? WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE (AGAIN) • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 X X X X X X X X X X ?
  7. 7. 7© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com It depends…
  8. 8. 8© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com It depends… Reminds me of….
  9. 9. 9© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com It depends… Value… Waste RISK TOLERANCE RISK EXPOSURE RISK 1 Why Scrum? 2 How Scrum?
  10. 10. 10© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com The Scrum Guide – Official Rule Book of Scrum - http://scrumguides.org/ What is Scrum? Does it have an official definition? So first…
  11. 11. 11© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Gunther Verheyen SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS VALUE “What the Scrum Guide says….”
  12. 12. 12© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Gunther Verheyen SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS VALUE “What the Scrum Guide says….” “What the Scrum Guide means….”
  13. 13. 13© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com How would you build a house of scrum that represents what the Scrum Guide means…? (not just what it says)
  14. 14. 14© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.comETHICS TRANSPARENCY INSPECTION ADAPTATION AGILE MANIFESTO CONTINUOUS VALUE REFLECT, TUNE,ADJUST FACETOFACE CONVERSATION WORKING SOFTWARE ASPROGRESS SELF ORGANIZATION HARNESS CHANGE DELIVER FREQUENTLY SIMPLICITY BIZ&DEV DAILY TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE MOTIVATE, SUPPORT, TRUST SUSTAINABLE PACE, INDEFINITELY SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS VALUE SCRUM VALUESCOURAGE FOCUS OPENNESS RESPECT COMMITMENT Individuals & Interactions Working Software Customer Collaboration Responding to Change SCRUM ROLES SCRUM EVENTS SCRUM ARTIFACTS SCRUM RULES SCRUM RULES EMPIRICISM EMPIRICISM AGILE PRINCIPLES © 2015 SmoothApps, All rights reserved www.smoothapps.com 1 ETHICS 2 EMPIRICISM 3 AGILE MANIFESTO 4 AGILE PRINCIPLES 5 SCRUM VALUES 6 SCRUM GUIDE 7 BUSINESS VALUE
  15. 15. 15© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com
  16. 16. 16© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Assessments Decision Making Retrospectives
  17. 17. 17© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com + : Worked Well Because… - : Could’ve Worked Better Because… ? : Not Really Sure Because… • ~10 Minutes • 5 post-it’s per person • Choose from these 3… • ~20 Minutes: Let’s talk… • ~10 Minutes: Let’s rank… • ~10 Minutes: Let’s experiments • ~10 Minutes: Let’s commit! PRODUCT BACKLOG SPRINT BACKLOG Sprint: Let’s adapt… Sprint Planning Retro: Let’s inspect…
  18. 18. 18© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com • What was your most valuable takeaway? • What is one baby step you will take in the next 30 days to apply what you learned today?
  19. 19. 19© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Let’s Talk… Ravi Verma The Org Whisperer smoothapps smoothapps orgwhisperer

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