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Future of Agile: Skepticism


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Slides from my 2017 conference on the future of agile and how we have to be skeptical if we want agile to succeed.

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Future of Agile: Skepticism

  1. 1. The Future of Agile? Skepticism. Tomas Kejzlar Fred Williams, London, 26th May 2017
  2. 2. Who are we? Tomas Kejzlar MSD Fred Williams Williams Technical
  3. 3. Illusions of agility
  4. 4. Deliver more and more “stuff” Image©ElyssaDrivas,
  5. 5. “Selling” agile as a commodity Image©JosaJúnior,
  6. 6. Focus only on tools and mechanics Image©NigelMurray,
  7. 7. Make everything “Agile” Image©JonPinder,
  8. 8. Hiring agile “gurus”, “ ninjas”, ... Image©,
  9. 9. Reality of agility
  10. 10. Agile is a mindset Image©SteveDavis, — Steve Denning
  11. 11. Are you able to deliver working and valuable software every week? Image©sarahellis, — Ron Jeffries
  12. 12. No amount of personas, design sprints, or artifact walls will bring design to agile. Only a customer- centric definition of done will. Image©rachelvoorhees, — Jeff Gothelf
  13. 13. How to get there
  14. 14. Ask yourself Are we taking small steps, evaluating them, learning from them and feeding it back to subsequent steps we make? Or are we just imposing a different set of processes and tools? Image©ulalume,
  15. 15. Before you change things, ask yourself: WHY? Image©Eric,
  16. 16. Design, run and evaluate “experiments” Image©*vlad*,
  17. 17. And above all: be skeptical! Image©SprottMoney,
  18. 18. Questions?
  19. 19. Thank you and stay in touch! Tomas Kejzlar @lightinmeadows Fred Williams