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How do you accelerate
your enterprise agility?
Do Less to go Faster
Speed to value

The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinking
Speed to value

The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinking

61

years

18

1958

Today

1

company is now replaced every
...
Speed to value

Eastman Kodak (2010), Radio Shack (2011)
and The New York Times (2010)—were
removed from the S&P 500 Index...
So…what is slowing us down?
#1 Need for control
#1 Need for control

Why is control bad for speed?
You become the bottleneck
Limits decision-making
Low Risk/Reward
#2 BIG design
documents

http://talkingtraffic.org/wp-content/images/stack_documents.jpg
#2 BIG design
documents

You are in the problem-solving business and
you don’t solve problems with documentation.

You sol...
#3 Closed culture
#3 Closed culture

Where does your organization fit?

“The Reengineering Alternative” by William Schneider
How do we deal with all that and
accelerate our enterprise agility?
How do we accelerate
#1 enterprise agility?
Engage/Inspire
our
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire

The 3 factors that motivate us &
how they correlate to agi...
#2 Collaborate
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate

Develop in partnership
No more one-person-t...
#3 Design in public
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate
#3 Design in public

Faster is better, shari...
#4 Fail fast.
Learn faster.

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/design-criticism-creative-process
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate
#3 Design in public
#4 Fail fast. Learn fast...
#5 Get customer
feedback
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate
#3 Design in public
#4 Fail fast. Learn fast...
#6 Iteratively fill the gaps
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate

You will miss stuff.

#3 Design in public

...
#7 Keep your team
moving forward

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37541410@N03/3901861703/sizes/l/
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate

Keep moving – forward!

#3 Design in public...
#8 Pick the
right tools.
Keep your tools simple…
…keep them open…
…keep them moving…
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire
#2 Collaborate
#3 Design in public
#4 Fail fast. Learn fast...
#9 Measure value
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire

The typical measure, the “Iron Triangle”…

#2 Collaborate
...
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire

…has changed.
Value

#2 Collaborate

(Releasable product)
...
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire

We must measure value -‐ what is important to our customer...
#10 Go from doing Agile
to being agile
How do we accelerate
our enterprise agility?
#1 Engage/Inspire

Doing Agile

Being agile

#2 Collaborate
#3 Design in publ...
Learn More

Grow your agile team

ThoughtWorks pioneered the
practice of agile development. Now
we’re on a mission to shar...
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  1. 1. How do you accelerate your enterprise agility? Do Less to go Faster
  2. 2. Speed to value The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinking
  3. 3. Speed to value The lifespan of an S&P company is shrinking 61 years 18 1958 Today 1 company is now replaced every 75% years will be replaced within 2 weeks 15 years Source: “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America” Richard Foster, Innosight Executive Briefing, Winter 2012
  4. 4. Speed to value Eastman Kodak (2010), Radio Shack (2011) and The New York Times (2010)—were removed from the S&P 500 Index, the barometer list of companies with the largest U.S. stock market capitalizations. ! This kind of churn happens regularly. Kodak was replaced by a cloud computing firm, while the NY Times Co. was replaced by b e a j o l t t h a t emphasizes the urgency of a turnaround effort (as with the Times) or it can be a prelude to de listing and the threat of bankruptcy (as with Kodak.) The removal in 2003 of American Airlines parent AMR from the S&P 500 was a prelude to the delisting of AMR on its Chapter 11 declaration. Rapid entries & exits in the S&P 500 S&P 500 Churn Over the Past Decade IN Sample companies that have entered and exited the index since 2002 Entered the index: OUT Exited the index: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"#$%&'($!)*+$,-.!/+-0$*!1231!4!!" Source: “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America” Richard Foster, Innosight Executive Briefing, Winter 2012
  5. 5. So…what is slowing us down?
  6. 6. #1 Need for control
  7. 7. #1 Need for control Why is control bad for speed? You become the bottleneck Limits decision-making Low Risk/Reward
  8. 8. #2 BIG design documents http://talkingtraffic.org/wp-content/images/stack_documents.jpg
  9. 9. #2 BIG design documents You are in the problem-solving business and you don’t solve problems with documentation. You solve them with elegant, efficient and sophisticated software.
  10. 10. #3 Closed culture
  11. 11. #3 Closed culture Where does your organization fit? “The Reengineering Alternative” by William Schneider
  12. 12. How do we deal with all that and accelerate our enterprise agility?
  13. 13. How do we accelerate #1 enterprise agility? Engage/Inspire our
  14. 14. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire The 3 factors that motivate us & how they correlate to agile practices Autonomy -> Develop self-organizing teams Mastery -> Foster technical excellence Purpose -> Encourage product visioning Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
  15. 15. #2 Collaborate
  16. 16. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate Develop in partnership No more one-person-team activities No heavily silos between teams No more is Business the outsider. It is the part of the team
  17. 17. #3 Design in public
  18. 18. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate #3 Design in public Faster is better, sharing is mandatory, simple is good Got an idea for a design? Put it up on the whiteboard Rough out the flow and tell your team about it Put it up in a public place at the office and get feedback
  19. 19. #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. http://www.alistapart.com/articles/design-criticism-creative-process
  20. 20. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. You do NOT get it right the first time Expect lots of mistakes…and…lots of learning. Try something, anything, and get feedback from the “real world” Then change it/throw it away/adapt it to the real need.
  21. 21. #5 Get customer feedback
  22. 22. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback Get – and use – customer feedback Show your deliverables often to the customer Capture their feedback Incorporate their feedback in your deliverables
  23. 23. #6 Iteratively fill the gaps
  24. 24. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate You will miss stuff. #3 Design in public Develop the happy path (the simplest thing that provides business value) first. #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. Fill-in gaps as they are discovered and prioritized #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps Don’t design for every possible eventuality
  25. 25. #7 Keep your team moving forward http://www.flickr.com/photos/37541410@N03/3901861703/sizes/l/
  26. 26. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate Keep moving – forward! #3 Design in public Nothing kills momentum faster than long times between reviews of the team’s work. #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. Get your work out there sooner and more frequently. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps #7 Keep your team moving Show progress and keep the project’s momentum moving forward
  27. 27. #8 Pick the right tools.
  28. 28. Keep your tools simple…
  29. 29. …keep them open…
  30. 30. …keep them moving…
  31. 31. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire #2 Collaborate #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps #7 Keep your team moving 5 Tips for picking tools that deliver #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Your tools should change and grow with your teams Your tools should let your teams be different They should help you build the right thing over following the right process Help you deploy often and fail fast Make real progress, not rigid plans on paper #8 Pick the right tools http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/sites/default/files/resource/ebook-challengingalm.pdf
  32. 32. #9 Measure value
  33. 33. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire The typical measure, the “Iron Triangle”… #2 Collaborate Cost #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps Constraints #7 Keep your team moving #8 Pick the right tools #9 Measure value Schedule Scope
  34. 34. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire …has changed. Value #2 Collaborate (Releasable product) #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps #7 Keep your team moving #8 Pick the right tools Constraints Quality (Reliable, adaptable product) #9 Measure value Source: Jim Highsmith (cost, schedule, scope)
  35. 35. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire We must measure value -‐ what is important to our customer, and what financial benefit does this bring to our organization. Value #2 Collaborate (Releasable product) #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps #7 Keep your team moving #8 Pick the right tools Constraints Quality (Reliable, adaptable product) #9 Measure value Source: Jim Highsmith (cost, schedule, scope)
  36. 36. #10 Go from doing Agile to being agile
  37. 37. How do we accelerate our enterprise agility? #1 Engage/Inspire Doing Agile Being agile #2 Collaborate #3 Design in public #4 Fail fast. Learn faster. #5 Get customer feedback #6 Iteratively fill the gaps #7 Keep your team moving #8 Pick the right tools #9 Measure value #10 From doing to being Supportive culture Mismatched culture
  38. 38. Learn More Grow your agile team ThoughtWorks pioneered the practice of agile development. Now we’re on a mission to share that experience with forward-thinking software teams. See how our interactive workshops and experienced trainers can help accelerate your enterprise agility.
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