What is agile

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My presentation at mini IAD Trento 2014.
In this presentation I give my definition of Agile.
(spoiler: is not a based on a set of practices :)

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What is agile

  1. 1. mini IAD Marco Trincardi - Trento 2014
  2. 2. About Me Marco Trincardi Agile Coach @ XPeppers ! marco.trincardi@xpeppers.com ! Twitter: @Trink0
  3. 3. What is Agile?
  4. 4. My Definition Business Driven Empirical Process (that shapes an) Organization Culture
  5. 5. Business Driven
  6. 6. Business is changing Steady Decline of Traditional Economy
  7. 7. Business has changed New economy model has emerged
  8. 8. Creative Economy "It exploits an Interconnected Costellation of technological innovations and brings to the marketplace drammatic reductions in cost, size, time and convenience" Steve Denning
  9. 9. Management "Coherent constellation of different principles in leadership and management has emerged"
  10. 10. Innovation Innovation is not an option: it's an imperative. The only question is how.
  11. 11. Destructive Innovation could be Destructive! (for Traditional Economy)
  12. 12. Focus Focus on what’s really Valuable Engage Customer Less is more
  13. 13. Some Examples • Electronic Payment • Mobiles • Messaging systems • Cloud • Startup Ecosystem • Opensource
  14. 14. What’s needed A process and culture that enable Innovation
  15. 15. Empirical Process
  16. 16. Empirical Process “The empirical model of process control provides and exercises control through frequent inspection and adaptation for processes that are imperfectly defined and generate unpredictable and unrepeatable outputs”
  17. 17. Key principles • Few simple starting rules • Inspect the outcome • Adapt the process • Do it Frequently
  18. 18. Scientific Method “A method or procedure consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses” Oxford English Dictionary
  19. 19. Learning Process “software development is a discovery and a learning process” Steve Blank
  20. 20. Creativity Innovation needs Creativity Learning leeds to Creativity
  21. 21. Creativity in software?
  22. 22. How we discover a model
  23. 23. How we design UX
  24. 24. How we write code
  25. 25. How we make systems comunicate
  26. 26. Organization Culture
  27. 27. Team Oriented “The sum is more than the sum of its parts” Aristotele
  28. 28. Whole Process People has a broad view on entire process and product
  29. 29. Empower People Create the condition to let people perform
  30. 30. Let Problems Emerge
  31. 31. Our Culture is based on Collaboration and Cultivation
  32. 32. Instead of Control & Roles
  33. 33. How we do it
  34. 34. How we Inspect • Generate feedback, and collect data • Let the problems emerge
  35. 35. Feedback Loop Planning BusinessCode
  36. 36. Code • Test Driven Development • Continuous Integration • Acceptance Criteria
  37. 37. Plan • Short Iteration • Flow Based • Process Metrics
  38. 38. Business • Business Metrics • Customer Involvement
  39. 39. How we Adapt • Iteration Plan • Retrospective • Continuous Improvement
  40. 40. Iteration Plan • Change Priority • Change Scope • Change Time • Change Budget
  41. 41. Retrospective • We discover action to be implemented • Process • Technical • Business • And We measure the outcome
  42. 42. Continuous Improvement Adopt well known practices Ex: Standup meeting
  43. 43. Continuous Improvement Create new practice based on your needs Ex: Continuos Delivery
  44. 44. Continuous Improvement Drop no more useful practices Ex: no estimate
  45. 45. Agile is more than a set of practices
  46. 46. Agile is a Culture
  47. 47. Be Agile!
  48. 48. Image Credits • https://www.flickr.com/photos/photolupi/2348775035/sizes/l/ • https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2060325146/sizes/l/ • https://www.flickr.com/photos/cafnr/13985273525 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/markjsebastian/350164368 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/benjy85pb/8384207413/sizes/l/ • https://www.flickr.com/photos/bontragger/14509701316 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlmanning/5932163068 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabioibrahim/3483557400 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/michmutters/12405490395 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/2816887784 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/6162744940 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonynetone/2557680419 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowsofa/161138758 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/thekellyscope/4817142812 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaremfan/6106861640 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelastminute/10929017846/sizes/l/ • https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosbarbudo/3662055597 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhanu210/10973795334 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/by_andy/2551148803 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/13118476373/sizes/l/ ! ! • https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheeae7631/6931397622 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikio/3899114449 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/tudedude/4298039805 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/michmutters/12405785263 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/2182162819 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/forthebirds/7087058291 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/localsurfer/839328798 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/brraveheart/114402291 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/waferboard/6806870779 • https://www.flickr.com/photos/sofimi/2297477653

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