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AGILE:
TOP FIVE REASONS WHY IT
MATTERS TO YOU
SAP Education Agile Event
21 November 2013
Olav Maassen
Rev. 2013 – 01

10 S...
SUCCESS OF PROJECTS IS LOW
Most important reasons:
‒
‒
‒

User/customer participation
Management support
Clear business go...
WHY THE OVERRUN?

25% of initial
requirements change
41% of defects are due
to insufficient or faulty
requirements
Source:...
REALITY OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Three things we wish were true:
• The customer knows what he wants
• Developers know how t...
AGILE MANIFESTO
We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this wo...
THE MANIFESTO’S MISSING LINE

EXPERIMENTATION
over

IMPLEMENTATION

See Xebia Blog - http://blog.xebia.com/2013/06/13/cons...
RON JEFFRIES

Agility is the application of common sense
with an uncommon level of discipline

Rev. 2013 – 01

10 Septembe...
AGILE IS …..UHHH
Philosophy
‒

Positive humanity, power of collaboration, motivation by Authority, Mastership,
Purpose, …
...
INCREMENTAL VS ITERATIVE
Incremental: Build one part completely at a time based on the
original idea.

Iterative: Build a ...
WHICH LEAN/AGILE METHOD
DO YOU FOLLOW MOST CLOSELY?

Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e

Source: Agile Survey 2...
Rev. 2013 – 01

10 September 2013

11
Rev. 2013 – 01

10 September 2013

12
1: REDUCE RISK EARLY

Risk

Agile
Waterfall

Time

Rev. 2013 – 01

12 augustus 2013

13
2: BETTER TIME TO MARKET

Value

Agile
Waterfall

Time

Rev. 2013 – 01

12 augustus 2013

14
3: EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATION

Waterfall

Miiddle

End

Iterative

Fased

Traditional

Full Agile

Busi...
4: ADAPT TO CHANGING CONDITIONS

Rev. 2013 – 01

10 September 2013

16
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Unpredictable
Learn from doing
Constant improvement
Adapt to change
Decide as late as possible
Pra...
5: REDUCE WASTE

Always
O en
Some mes
Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e

Rev. 2013 – 01

Seldom or
never

10 S...
TOP 5 REASONS AGILE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Reduce Risk Early
Better Time to Market
Effective Busin...
ANY QUESTIONS LEFT ON THE BOARD?

Rev. 2013 – 01

10 September 2013

20
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  1. 1. AGILE: TOP FIVE REASONS WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU SAP Education Agile Event 21 November 2013 Olav Maassen Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 1
  2. 2. SUCCESS OF PROJECTS IS LOW Most important reasons: ‒ ‒ ‒ User/customer participation Management support Clear business goals Traditional Rev. 2013 – 01 Agile 12 augustus 2013 2
  3. 3. WHY THE OVERRUN? 25% of initial requirements change 41% of defects are due to insufficient or faulty requirements Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e 64% of features is seldom or never used Always O en Some mes Seldom or never Source: Chaos Report, Standish Group Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 3
  4. 4. REALITY OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Three things we wish were true: • The customer knows what he wants • Developers know how to build it • Nothing will change along the way Three things we have to live with: • The customer discovers what he wants • The developers discover how to build it • Many things change along the way In software development, an empirical approach generally yields better results than a prescriptive one. Our current approach can be improved. Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Source: Henrik Kniberg Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 4
  5. 5. AGILE MANIFESTO We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions Working software Customer collaboration Responding to change over over over over processes and tools comprehensive documentation contract negotiation following a plan “While there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more” Rev. 2013 – 01 12 augustus 2013 5
  6. 6. THE MANIFESTO’S MISSING LINE EXPERIMENTATION over IMPLEMENTATION See Xebia Blog - http://blog.xebia.com/2013/06/13/constructing-your-parachute-on-the-way-down-overcoming-organizational-gravity-for-smarties/ Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 6
  7. 7. RON JEFFRIES Agility is the application of common sense with an uncommon level of discipline Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 7
  8. 8. AGILE IS …..UHHH Philosophy ‒ Positive humanity, power of collaboration, motivation by Authority, Mastership, Purpose, … Culture ‒ Give room to creativity, self-organization, make mistakes and learn, responsibility and feedback, … Attitude / Behavior / Mindset ‒ Daring, entrepreneurial, quality, initiative, responsible, energetic, can do!, committed, … Collaboration ‒ Constructive, helpful, together, open, respectful, … Process / Approach ‒ Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Short cycle time, transparent, feedback, create value, self-organization, incremental, … www.xebia.com Personal Agility Samen Betrouwbaar Persoonlijke omgang Open Constructief Respectvol Hulpvaardig Daadkracht / Can do Durf Ondernemend Iteratief Personal Agility Grondhouding Kwaliteit Feedback zoeken Oplossingsaanpak Opknippen Verantwoordelijk Gecommitteerd Initierend Value/Doel gericht Als team Scherpe focus Lerend Werkwijze Effectief Impediments expliciet Efficient page 33 © Xebia 2 0 1 1 Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 8
  9. 9. INCREMENTAL VS ITERATIVE Incremental: Build one part completely at a time based on the original idea. Iterative: Build a rough version, validate this and continue building bilding more quality and functionality in. Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 9
  10. 10. WHICH LEAN/AGILE METHOD DO YOU FOLLOW MOST CLOSELY? Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Source: Agile Survey 2011, Xebia - http://www.xebia.com/agilesurvey2011 Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 10
  11. 11. Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 11
  12. 12. Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 12
  13. 13. 1: REDUCE RISK EARLY Risk Agile Waterfall Time Rev. 2013 – 01 12 augustus 2013 13
  14. 14. 2: BETTER TIME TO MARKET Value Agile Waterfall Time Rev. 2013 – 01 12 augustus 2013 14
  15. 15. 3: EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATION Waterfall Miiddle End Iterative Fased Traditional Full Agile Business Engagement Begin Flexible = Business Interaction Rev. 2013 – 01 12 augustus 2013 15
  16. 16. 4: ADAPT TO CHANGING CONDITIONS Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 16
  17. 17. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Unpredictable Learn from doing Constant improvement Adapt to change Decide as late as possible Practices as starting point Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 17
  18. 18. 5: REDUCE WASTE Always O en Some mes Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Rev. 2013 – 01 Seldom or never 10 September 2013 18
  19. 19. TOP 5 REASONS AGILE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Reduce Risk Early Better Time to Market Effective Business Engagement & Collaboration Adapt to changing conditions Reduce Waste Higher Quality Higher Confidence through Transparency More Engaged Employees Source: https://www.box.com/shared/mg9kq3d17e Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 19
  20. 20. ANY QUESTIONS LEFT ON THE BOARD? Rev. 2013 – 01 10 September 2013 20

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