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7th june 2014
AGILE IS NOT FRAGILE
Sunil Mundra
OUTLINE
OUTLINE
Misconceptions
Benefits
3
MISCONCEPTIONS
MISCONCEPTION 1
No Planning
5
REALITY
Adaptive Planning
6
MISCONCEPTION 2
Lacks Discipline
7
REALITY
More & Consistent
Discipline
8
MISCONCEPTION 3
No Documentation
9
REALITY
Minimal Documentation
1
MISCONCEPTION 4
Too Many Meetings
1
REALITY
Short & Focused
Meetings
1
MISCONCEPTION 5
Does Not Scale
1
REALITY
Is Scalable
1
MISCONCEPTION 6
No Process
1
REALITY
Context Driven Process
1
MISCONCEPTION 7
Loss of Control
1
REALITY
Higher Transparency and
Visibility
1
MISCONCEPTION 8
Not Process Driven
1
REALITY
Processes Not Rigid
2
MISCONCEPTION 9
Unlimited Changes To
Requirements
2
REALITY
Accommodate Changes
Within Reasonable Limits
2
MISCONCEPTION 10
Has Wasteful Practices
2
REALITY
Benefits Overwhelmingly
Outweigh Costs
2
To Conclude….
25
• Fear of Unknown, due to newness
• Not a ‘one size fits all’
• Not a ‘silver bullet’
• Not a remedy for ...
BENEFITS
BUSINESS
27
• Enables Quick Feedback from Market
• Handles Changing Requirements and
Priorities
• Lowers Cost of Change
• ...
IT
28
• Involvement in Business Strategy
• Better Visibility into Project Progress
• Reduces Risk
• Encourages Higher Qual...
THE LAST WORD
Embrace Agile.
It’s a ‘Game Changer’!
2
THANK YOU
sunilrm@thoughtworks.co m
QUESTIONS?
sunilrm@thoughtworks.co m
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Agile Is Not Fragile

  1. 1. 1 7th june 2014 AGILE IS NOT FRAGILE Sunil Mundra
  2. 2. OUTLINE
  3. 3. OUTLINE Misconceptions Benefits 3
  4. 4. MISCONCEPTIONS
  5. 5. MISCONCEPTION 1 No Planning 5
  6. 6. REALITY Adaptive Planning 6
  7. 7. MISCONCEPTION 2 Lacks Discipline 7
  8. 8. REALITY More & Consistent Discipline 8
  9. 9. MISCONCEPTION 3 No Documentation 9
  10. 10. REALITY Minimal Documentation 1
  11. 11. MISCONCEPTION 4 Too Many Meetings 1
  12. 12. REALITY Short & Focused Meetings 1
  13. 13. MISCONCEPTION 5 Does Not Scale 1
  14. 14. REALITY Is Scalable 1
  15. 15. MISCONCEPTION 6 No Process 1
  16. 16. REALITY Context Driven Process 1
  17. 17. MISCONCEPTION 7 Loss of Control 1
  18. 18. REALITY Higher Transparency and Visibility 1
  19. 19. MISCONCEPTION 8 Not Process Driven 1
  20. 20. REALITY Processes Not Rigid 2
  21. 21. MISCONCEPTION 9 Unlimited Changes To Requirements 2
  22. 22. REALITY Accommodate Changes Within Reasonable Limits 2
  23. 23. MISCONCEPTION 10 Has Wasteful Practices 2
  24. 24. REALITY Benefits Overwhelmingly Outweigh Costs 2
  25. 25. To Conclude…. 25 • Fear of Unknown, due to newness • Not a ‘one size fits all’ • Not a ‘silver bullet’ • Not a remedy for incompetence • Is a Mindset
  26. 26. BENEFITS
  27. 27. BUSINESS 27 • Enables Quick Feedback from Market • Handles Changing Requirements and Priorities • Lowers Cost of Change • Delivers Business Value Early and Often • Maximizes Return on Investment (ROI)
  28. 28. IT 28 • Involvement in Business Strategy • Better Visibility into Project Progress • Reduces Risk • Encourages Higher Quality and Simpler Code • Happy Employees
  29. 29. THE LAST WORD Embrace Agile. It’s a ‘Game Changer’! 2
  30. 30. THANK YOU sunilrm@thoughtworks.co m
  31. 31. QUESTIONS? sunilrm@thoughtworks.co m

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