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Paddy Power Agile Tour Dublin 2013

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A 30 minutes presentation on a Phased rollout of Agile & Scrum at Paddy Power.

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Paddy Power Agile Tour Dublin 2013

  1. 1. A PHASED ROLLOUT OF AGILE & SCRUM 10/10/2013
  2. 2. QUIZ After one of the great injustices in football history… 10/10/2013 2
  3. 3. QUIZ Paddy Power made Irish feelings clear to people landing in Dublin Airport 10/10/2013 What year was it? 3
  4. 4. SPEAKERS Who are we? •  THIERRY MICHEL 4 @paddyfroggy –  Agile Leader at –  < Helps teams perform at their best > •  GER HARTNETT @ghartnett –  CTO of < Helps people work together more productively > 10/10/2013
  5. 5. WHY AGILE ? WHY SCRUM ? 10/10/2013 5
  6. 6. WHY GOING AGILE ? Our goals were: •  Speed up Time to Market •  Process Improvement through better collaboration •  Shape up for Growth •  Increased Focus on ROI 10/10/2013 6
  7. 7. PLANNING THE TRANSITION 10/10/2013 7
  8. 8. PLANNING THE TRANSITION Our Approach was: •  •  •  •  •  •  Stakeholders engagement Agile Framework(s) selection Agreeing Roles and Responsibilities Select Artefacts and Tools Define training needs Set the timeline of the roll out •  Q4 2012, 2 scrum teams as POC 10/10/2013 8
  9. 9. PLANNING THE TRANSITION 2013 Timelines 9 2013      Jan                                                      Feb                                                  Mar                                                        Apr                                            May   T1   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   T2   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   Recruit    Recruit   InTeam   Scrum   Scrum   T3   x2   x2   x2   T4   Recruit   Recruit   InTeam   InTeam   InTeam   Scrum   Scrum   Scrum   T5   Inflight   Inflight   Inflight   InTeam   InTeam   InTeam   Scrum   Scrum   T6   Recruit   Inflight   Inflight   Inflight   Inflight   InTeam   InTeam   Scrum   Two more teams since… 10/10/2013
  10. 10. EXECUTING THE TRANSITION 10/10/2013 10
  11. 11. EXECUTING THE TRANSITION Training 11 •  Training bespoke for everyone - workshop based - focused on real projects •  “Training from the back of the room” – discussion & exercises – i.e. “best project” •  Executive sessions – engage stakeholders •  CSM and CSPO for people in those roles •  User Story focus – planning poker •  Spec by Example – refinement & automation 10/10/2013
  12. 12. EXECUTING THE TRANSITION Happiness Door 10/10/2013 12
  13. 13. EXECUTING THE TRANSITION Each Team after its Training •  •  •  •  •  Assembling Team, Collocation Kickoff 10days/100days Team Targets 1st Sprint Roll on... 10/10/2013 13
  14. 14. WHAT WE LEARNED 10/10/2013 14
  15. 15. WHAT WE LEARNED 15 •  Phased roll out enabled us to inspect/adapt •  Teams converged on 3-week sprints •  Unanimous adoption of Story Points and Planning Poker® •  Agile was a catalyst for improved engineering practices •  It takes a lot more than just a launch 10/10/2013
  16. 16. WHAT WE LEARNED We made it more fun with our own cards 10/10/2013 16
  17. 17. QUESTIONS ? 10/10/2013 17
  18. 18. SPEAKERS Keep in touch •  THIERRY MICHEL –  @paddyfroggy thierry.michel@paddypower.com •  GER HARTNETT –  @ghartnett gerard.hartnett@goshido.com 10/10/2013 18

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