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Agile in Local Government

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A quick lightening talk on Agile in Local Government

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Agile in Local Government

  1. 1. Tim Nolan, Collin County, Texas @plotboy
  2. 2. Alternative Title
  3. 3. Collin County, Texas  Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex  Population ~1 Million  Highly Educated, Affluent and Mobile #AgileGovCon 3
  4. 4.  CIO Suggested  Joined local Meetups  Agile Management Overview – 1 Day  Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Training  Fist of 5 Agile @ Collin County #AgileGovCon 4
  5. 5.  DFW Scrum – Jim Highsmith  Open Invitation – Lance Dacy  Observed Sprint Review  Observed Sprint Planning  Kicked out of Retrospective  Took lots of pictures Field Trip #AgileGovCon 5
  6. 6.  County Clerk Call  School Census Records Online  Genealogy Conference in 6 months  Email Project Management  Forgot about the request  Angry Elected Official “You have 2-Weeks!!!” Business as Usual #AgileGovCon 6
  7. 7. Sprint by Fire #AgileGovCon 7
  8. 8. Lance’s Wisdom •Curb your Enthusiasm •Scrum is about exposing impedances #AgileGovCon 8
  9. 9. Backlog Development #AgileGovCon 9
  10. 10. April Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1 2 3 4 5 Sprint 01 Ends Sprint 01 Review Sprint 01 Retro Sprint 02 Planning Start Sprint 02 8 9 10 11 12 Sprint 03 Refinement 15 16 17 18 19 Sprint 02 Ends Sprint 02 Review Sprint 02 Retro Sprint 03 Planning Start Sprint 03 22 23 24 25 26 Sprint 04 Refinement 29 30 Sprint 03 Ends #AgileGovCon 10
  11. 11. The Backlog #AgileGovCon 11
  12. 12.  Development Team  Scrum Master  By Committee  Revolving  Always a DEV  Product Owner – Business Analyst Scrum Roles #AgileGovCon 12
  13. 13. Monopoly Board Culture Courage #AgileGovCon 13
  14. 14. Daily Scrum (Stand-ups) #AgileGovCon 14
  15. 15. #AgileGovCon 15
  16. 16. Agile Teams Team Process Duration AppDev Scrum 2-Week Sprints GIS Scrum 2-Week Sprints HR Scrum 2-Week Sprints Records kanban On-Going, WIP Security Khan-bahn TBD #AgileGovCon 16
  17. 17.  Team Culture  Middle Management  Departmental Culture / Resistance  CIO Wants Agile  Individual’s Stories  PFPs Challenges #AgileGovCon 17
  18. 18. More work than expected – Management Visualize Progress – Customers Focus - Team Observations #AgileGovCon 18
  19. 19.  Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good  “Next Sprint”  Clear & Concise direction  Daily praise  Daily progress Encouragement #AgileGovCon 19
  20. 20. Tim Nolan, Collin County, Texas tnolan@co.collin.tx.us 972.548.4588 nolantim @plotboy TimNolan3 Did I leave the oven on? Contact Info #AgileGovCon 20

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