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Career Planning in Agile Arena

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This webinar describes the KEEP career planning framework that I created and guides on preparing for the careers in the agile arena.

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Career Planning in Agile Arena

  1. 1. ® 1 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Career Roles in the Agile Arena Deeper Dive into Agile By: Sriram Rajagopalan We will be starting the webinar shortly, please stand by… All phones will be automatically on mute until the Q&A. Webinar Starts at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
  2. 2. ® 2 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Meet the Speaker Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan Education Work Experience Training & Certification Teaching Experience PhD, MBA, MS, BE PfMP, PgMP, PMP, SP, RMP, ACP, CSM, CSPO, ACC, CSD, SCT, CSOXP, SSBB, Instructional Designer, Speaker, Writer, and Author Software Engineer, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Director, Vice President Several Colleges in the US, India, & Vietnam
  3. 3. ® 3 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Introduction  Today’s webinar is part of the series on “Deeper Dive into Agile”  Each webinar is 1-hour long. We will reserve time at the end for questions  Unlike the previous webinars, each webinar is a stand-alone webinar  The webinars may demonstrate the concept using a tool  There is no expectation on your part to setup access with the SpiraTeam®  The completion certificate is based on specific requirements
  4. 4. ® 4 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Completion Certificate Start Register for Webinar Attend View Archive when available Receive Certificate No Yes End Reminders • No dependency on the webinars • No quiz on the webinars
  5. 5. ® 5 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Deeper Dive into Agile April 25 Preparing for Career Roles in the Agile Arena May 7 Estimating User Stories in the Agile Space Jun 6 Managing Risk in the Agile Enterprise
  6. 6. ® 6 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Career Roles Remember that Agile is like Pure Oxygen! It is light-weight and is not prescriptive. So, it has to be adapted to the organization! Before you think of career roles in the evolving agile space, you will have to also know what you want to do!
  7. 7. ® 7 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Measuring Agile Initiatives 57% 55% 53% 47% 31% 29% 26% 25% 20% 11% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Customer Satisfaction On-Time Delivery Business Value Quality Productivity Predictability Project Visibility Process Improvement Product Scope Don't know 2018 Source: State of Agile Survey, Version One, 2018
  8. 8. ® 8 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Agile Initiatives also span Four Dimensions People Process Organization Technology People Management Leadership Benefit Delivery Retention Engineering Architecture Code Coverage Requirements Traceability Quality Improvement Strategy & Value Product Roadmap Product Backlog Customer Satisfaction Risk Management Integration Management Stakeholder Management Change Management
  9. 9. ® 9 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Questions  I am a Project Manager now. Should I become a Scrum Master?  I am a Business Analyst now. Should I become Product Owner?  I am an Architect. My manager made me a Technical Product Owner? What should I do?  I am a Project Manager or enter Project Management. But, agile says no Project Manager role. I am confused about my role.  I am a tester. But, I don’t have programming background. What’s my future in agile?  I am an account manager. Agile says Product Owner is the voice of customer. But, I don’t want to be responsible for product.
  10. 10. ® 10 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation KEEP* – Planning Your Career Knowledge Explore Experiment Progress Sustain Self-Assessment of your current status is key Research on the career options will guide you This experiment gives knowledge to further act Volunteer or take roles to see if you like it * Format proposed by Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan
  11. 11. ® 11 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Career Planning Flow Gain additional competency Start Gain Skills Novice? Gain some experience Yes No What Path? Management Agile Project Management Technical Agile Engineering Practices Monitor the Trends Cross- Industry ? ManagementTechnical Continue to Sustain Level ? Unit Testing & TDD / Coding Standards / Refactoring / Pair Programming / Code Ownership ARM / Microservices / Cloud Design / CICD / DevOps / BDD / ATDD / Security & Privacy Team Coaching / B’ness/Data Analysis / Product Development / Product Marketing / Lean & Agile PM Level ? SAFe / Enterprise Coach Intermediate Expert Intermediate Expert
  12. 12. ® 12 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Career Mapping Exercise *This chart is only for an illustrative purpose Novice (1 – 3 years) Single Industry Intermediate (4 to 10 years) (2 to 3 Industries) Expert >10 years (4+ Industries) People Management 1. Project Coordinator 2. Project Manager 1. Sr. Project Manager 2. Agile Project Manager 3. Program Manager 4. Scrum Master 1. Director/VP – PMO 2. Portfolio Manager 3. Chief Scrum Master Process Management 1. Business Process Consultant 2. Junior Scrum Master 3. Six Sigma Yellow Belt 4. Lean Coordinator 5. Kanban Specialist 1. Sr. Business Process Consultant 2. Lean Consultant 3. Scrum Master 4. Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt 5. Agile Team Coach 6. SAFe Program Consultant 1. Agile Transformation Consultant 2. Enterprise Agile Coach 3. Chief Scrum Master Product Management 1. Business Analyst 2. Data Analyst 3. Product Manager 4. Script Editor / Writer 1. Data Scientist 2. Senior Product Manager 3. Marketing Manager 4. Product Owner 5. Content Designer 1. Chief Product Owner 2. Content Architect 3. SAFe Product Owner Technical Excellence 1. Creative Designer 2. Developer 3. Tester 4. UX Specialist 5. Security Specialist 1. System Architect 2. Data Architect 3. Automation Engineer 4. Cloud Engineer 5. Security / SEO / CICD Consultant 6. DevOps Engineer 7. SAFe ART Engineer 1. SAFe ART Manager 2. Solution Architect / Engineer
  13. 13. ® 13 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Strategic in Execution Right Bus Right People Right Seat Wrong People off 13 Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great. New York, NY: HarperCollins
  14. 14. ® 14 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Charting your Agile Career Competencies (What) Skills (How) Capabilities (Why) Can you do the task? Do you want to do the task? Do you have time to do the task? (Constructively Positioned after positive feedback) Is this the best you can do to complete this task? Rajagopalan, S. (2016). Managing others: Four simple questions to ask. Retrieved April 4, 2019, from http://agilesriram.blogspot.com/2016/09/managing-others-four-simple-powerful.html
  15. 15. ® 15 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Charting your Agile Career Competencies (What) Skills (How) Capabilities (Why) Self-confidence Self-esteem Self-motivation Communication skills Leadership skills Creative problem solving Creative decision making Flexible
  16. 16. ® 16 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Charting your Agile Career Competencies (What) Skills (How) Capabilities (Why) Team Management Change Management Risk Management Cultural Orientation Active Listening Stakeholder Engagement Communication Management Professional Ethics & Integrity
  17. 17. ® 17 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Skills and Competencies Enterprise • Accountable for Strategic Leadership to transform organizations through change management • Focus on Product Leadership through differentiation, price, innovation to generative competitive edge • Prioritization of Value through Voice of Customer, Voice of Business, and Financial Considerations Program or Portfolio • Accountable ownership on benefit delivery and sustenance through product management and marketing • Enhanced “Fast and Furious” feedback collection with focus on benefit maximization • Process & Tool improvements for operational excellence Team • Accountable for team level objectives with expertise over multiple functions • Adoption of stable, sustainable, and scalable processes to support continuous delivery • Evaluate and implement tools that focus on application lifecycle management for frequent releases
  18. 18. ® 18 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Skill & Competency Map Coding StandardsUser Experience XP Practices TDD Lean Process CI Code Optimization Engineering Architecture Responsive Design HoQ CD Agile Scaling Cloud Tools Cloud Tools ComplianceATDDBDD Big Data Prescriptive Analysis Security Individual Team Enterprise Automation TechnicalProjectProgramPortfolio Management by Project Scrum Product OwnerProduct Manager Product Manager Project Manager Program ManagerKanban Lean TQM TQM 6σ - GB Release Train Enterprise Coach SAFe Team Coach SAFe Coach Portfolio Manager * For Illustrative Purposes Only
  19. 19. ® 19 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation - 19 - Use of Agile Management Tools Breadth of Features / Capability Affordability CA Rally CollabNet Version One SpiraTeam IncumbentsUncompetitive ChallengersNiche Players Source: Inflectra Corporation 2017 Notes, Agile 2018 Survey TargetProcess Rommana AcuNote HP ALM Microsoft TFS Atlassian JIRA IBM RTC Pivotal Tracker Microsoft Project Microsoft Excel AxoSoft Target PRocess Thoughtworks Mingle
  20. 20. ® 20 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Project Management Certifications Career Level PMI Certification Initial CAPM® PMP® PMI-SP® Middle PMI-ACP® PMI-PBA® PMI-RMP® Advanced PgMP® PfMP® 1. Please follow specific organizations for detailed requirements 2. All above certification trademarks are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
  21. 21. ® 21 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Project Management Certifications Career Level Prince 2 Certification Initial (Foundation) Prince®2 Foundation Prince®2 Agile Foundation MSP® Foundation MOP® Foundation MOV® Foundation P3O® Foundation Middle (Practitioner) Prince®2 Practitioner Prince®2 Agile Practitioner MSP® Practitioner M-o-R® - Risk Management MOP® Practitioner MOV® Practitioner P3O® Practitioner Advanced MSP® Advanced Practitioner 1. Please follow specific organizations for detailed requirements 2. All above certification trademarks are registered marks of the Axelos, Inc.
  22. 22. ® 22 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Scrum Certifications Scrum Alliance Path Specific CSM®, A-CSMSM, CSP®-SM CSPO®, A-CSPOSM, CSP®-PO CSD®, CSP® Guide Level CST® CTC CEC Leadership CAL I, CAL II 1. Please follow specific organizations for detailed requirements 2. All certification trademarks are registered marks of the Scrum Alliance, Inc.
  23. 23. ® 23 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Scrum Certifications ScrumStudy Path Specific SMCTM, SSMCTM SPOCTM, SSPOCTM SDCTM Guide Level SAMCTM, ESMCTM Leadership 1. Please follow specific organizations for detailed requirements 2. All certification trademarks are registered marks of ScrumStudy,
  24. 24. ® 24 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Scrum Certifications Scrum.Org Path Specific PSM® PSPO® PSD® SPS® PSK® Guide Level Leadership PAL® 1. Please follow specific organizations for detailed requirements 2. All certification trademarks belong to their proprietary organizations
  25. 25. ® 25 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Focus Agile Team Members SP Scrum Masters SAFe SSM, SASM Product Manager/Product Owner SAFe PM/PO Engineers SAFe RTE Agile Consultants SPC
  26. 26. ® 26 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Next Steps • Lack of Tool specific training • On Job training not structured • Certifications has limited focus Knowledge • Decide on a path • Prepare for tomorrow • Acquire beyond core skills Explore • Project Management Institute • Scrum Alliance • Scrum Study • Scrum.org • Agile Alliance • SAFe Framework • ICAgile Experiment • Gain certifications • Tool specific training • Volunteer to take on roles • Train/ Contribute Progress
  27. 27. ® 27 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Summary  Come up with your own SWOT and prepare for the skills and competencies needed  The role should be determined by your passion – Create the opportunity rather than seek a job  Develop cross-functional skills so that you are always marketable  Gain the core knowledge and get recognizable certifications  Most importantly, enjoy the journey!
  28. 28. ® 28 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Q & A  Please feel free to ask questions Course Administration Ms. Thea Maisuradze marketing@inflectra.com Content Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan sriram@inflectra.com.
  29. 29. ® 29 | 5/5/2019 © Copyright 2006-2018 Inflectra Corporation Next Steps 1. Look for the next seminar 2. If you have any thoughts on other webinars, please email us Thank you for watching!

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