Agile Is Not the EasyWay Out (But It Does Work)  Rebecca Parsons
Tale of Two Toy Castlesfrom Rich Hickey and Neal Ford. Metaphor to keep in mind duringthe talk...
The Knitted and Lego CastlesYes, you can buy that on Amazon...Think about this in context of team, system, and businessmod...
Agile Principleslike transparency, reflection, and feedback...
Inform the                           practiceslike pair programming, CI, standups, retrospectives, etc...
Resulting in anapproach that is
Disciplined
Sustainable
Grounded in  Reality
and EffectiveFor each of these, I’ll describe principles and practices thatrelate... show how and why they’re not easy but...
Disciplined                   Pair programming, testing and continuous                   integration                   Una...
Processes together form a                       rigorous structure within                             which to workBroken ...
Sustainable                   Not just iterative (mini-waterfalls)                   Balance of short and long term       ...
The team selects the                    processes, empowering them                      and making it sustainableCollectiv...
Grounded in Reality                  Yesterday’s weather                  Clarity of actual progress                  Adap...
Embracing and exploiting                   opportunities as they appear                    and dealing with issues as     ...
Tale of Two Toy Castles       Revisited
The Knitted and Lego CastlesElegant, unified whole, but unravels with change. Again, team,systems and business models. We l...
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  1. 1. Agile Is Not the EasyWay Out (But It Does Work) Rebecca Parsons
  2. 2. Tale of Two Toy Castlesfrom Rich Hickey and Neal Ford. Metaphor to keep in mind duringthe talk...
  3. 3. The Knitted and Lego CastlesYes, you can buy that on Amazon...Think about this in context of team, system, and businessmodel...
  4. 4. Agile Principleslike transparency, reflection, and feedback...
  5. 5. Inform the practiceslike pair programming, CI, standups, retrospectives, etc...
  6. 6. Resulting in anapproach that is
  7. 7. Disciplined
  8. 8. Sustainable
  9. 9. Grounded in Reality
  10. 10. and EffectiveFor each of these, I’ll describe principles and practices thatrelate... show how and why they’re not easy but why theycontribute to success.Many items could appear in different headings and they inter-relate.That’s why principles matter....
  11. 11. Disciplined Pair programming, testing and continuous integration Unambiguous definition of done Continual refactoring Standups and retrospectives Cavalier attitudes can not survive (no place to hide)Ironic that some orgs feel agile only applies with talenteddevelopers but also accuse devs of wanting agile so they can bereckless
  12. 12. Processes together form a rigorous structure within which to workBroken builds, style monitors, continuous peer review, etc....
  13. 13. Sustainable Not just iterative (mini-waterfalls) Balance of short and long term Scope control limits waste The Agile Contract No need for heroesScrum as mini-waterfalls
  14. 14. The team selects the processes, empowering them and making it sustainableCollective ownership of project and process allows team to buy inand look to make things work over the long run for allstakeholders. Broad team means broad ownership and sharedsuccess.
  15. 15. Grounded in Reality Yesterday’s weather Clarity of actual progress Adaptive planning, evolutionary architecture, emergent design... Actually adaptive/evolutionary everything We’re not just order takersOpportunities come from being responsive
  16. 16. Embracing and exploiting opportunities as they appear and dealing with issues as they ariseHow much more effective can you be?
  17. 17. Tale of Two Toy Castles Revisited
  18. 18. The Knitted and Lego CastlesElegant, unified whole, but unravels with change. Again, team,systems and business models. We live in a world that requires usto change.
  19. 19. Questions?

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