Agile FTW! How To Get Started With Agile When You Don’t Know Where to Start Before you get too settled in, we’re going to ...
Create Your Learning Group <ul><li>Take a sheet of paper and write down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what do you want to learn t...
“ Everybody wants to  be  Agile, too few actually want to  do  it” - Ron Jeffries
I dunno what it’s called but it’s working!
should we do scrum?  are we doing  Agile right? scrum-but?  what the heck is that? Is it bad? should our PM’s get certified?
! WARNING!
Where is your company? bigger company smaller company rigid process/politics flexible/collaborative
Text Where are you headed?
Exercise <ul><li>In your learning groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm questions you want this session to answer (10 m...
The Model Understand Educate Execute
Understand Organization Size Bigger Organizations: more complexity processes are harder to change slower adoption pace com...
Understand Organization Structure Crossing Boundaries: difficult to create cross functional teams departmental incentives ...
Understand Organization Culture Choose Process wisely: control cultures like process and metrics collaborative cultures ca...
Understand People are Different People are not linear: “ people go through changes at different  rates and intensities” (G...
Example conflict! Challenges: ‘ scrum team’ forced to follow existing processes Dev vs QA vs IT vs PMO vs Business PMO cal...
Educate Certification isn’t all THAT bad but...
Educate Local User groups, Peer Support Groups,  workplace book study groups can  be more effective
Educate Certain processes are better for certain types of work....and cultures
Execute Based on your understanding and what you’ve learned, give’er!
Execute - Be visible with your plan - Be visible with your progress
Execute what’s working? what’s not working? how can we adjust?
Group Discussion <ul><li>How can you shape your adoption based on this model? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you apply this mod...
De-Brief <ul><li>What was the outcome of your discussion? </li></ul>
Group Discussion II <ul><li>Looking at what you wanted to learn here today, did you accomplish it? </li></ul><ul><li>why? ...
Thank You and Next Steps Jason Little @jasonlittle http://www.agilecoach.ca Online Peer Support Community: http://www.geta...
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How to Get Started with Agile when You Don't Know Where to Start

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Getting started with Agile can be confusing and it can also be difficult to move forward when you feel stuck. Learn how to understand the reasons for adopting Agile in the first place and how your Organization parameters (size, structure and culture) affect how you shape your adoption path.

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  • -ask how many are brand new to agile, how many have just started their adoption and kinda feel stuck - mqube story
  • - story2: q4, sentry updates
  • - bring focus to other sessions, disclaimer that agile isn’t magic and talk about why it isn’t, setup upcoming model slides
  • - tell the story from lisa/janet’s monday session (whole team doesn’t plan etc)
  • How to Get Started with Agile when You Don't Know Where to Start

    1. 1. Agile FTW! How To Get Started With Agile When You Don’t Know Where to Start Before you get too settled in, we’re going to do an exercise so you might end up at a different table!
    2. 2. Create Your Learning Group <ul><li>Take a sheet of paper and write down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what do you want to learn today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what can you offer to other people here? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tape your sheet to your chest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mingle and create your learning group! </li></ul>Tip: if you’re here with a co-worker, try sitting in different groups to gain other perspectives
    3. 3. “ Everybody wants to be Agile, too few actually want to do it” - Ron Jeffries
    4. 4. I dunno what it’s called but it’s working!
    5. 5. should we do scrum? are we doing Agile right? scrum-but? what the heck is that? Is it bad? should our PM’s get certified?
    6. 6. ! WARNING!
    7. 7. Where is your company? bigger company smaller company rigid process/politics flexible/collaborative
    8. 8. Text Where are you headed?
    9. 9. Exercise <ul><li>In your learning groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm questions you want this session to answer (10 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster similar questions (5 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designate someone to put your stickies on the corresponding flip-chart </li></ul></ul>Big company, rigid process How can we make Scrum work when people are working on multiple projects?
    10. 10. The Model Understand Educate Execute
    11. 11. Understand Organization Size Bigger Organizations: more complexity processes are harder to change slower adoption pace complex politics difficult to cross boundaries “ Agile can’t work here” Syndrome
    12. 12. Understand Organization Structure Crossing Boundaries: difficult to create cross functional teams departmental incentives business vs development vs IT How to understand it? map it out on the wall note your sphere of influence separate response from resistance
    13. 13. Understand Organization Culture Choose Process wisely: control cultures like process and metrics collaborative cultures can use ‘blackbox’ processes cultivation cultures invest in people competence culture strive to be the best How to Understand Culture? Schneider Culture Model
    14. 14. Understand People are Different People are not linear: “ people go through changes at different rates and intensities” (Gerry Weinberg) How to Understand People? Myers Briggs (MBTI)
    15. 15. Example conflict! Challenges: ‘ scrum team’ forced to follow existing processes Dev vs QA vs IT vs PMO vs Business PMO called projects “agile” to bypass bureaucracy
    16. 16. Educate Certification isn’t all THAT bad but...
    17. 17. Educate Local User groups, Peer Support Groups, workplace book study groups can be more effective
    18. 18. Educate Certain processes are better for certain types of work....and cultures
    19. 19. Execute Based on your understanding and what you’ve learned, give’er!
    20. 20. Execute - Be visible with your plan - Be visible with your progress
    21. 21. Execute what’s working? what’s not working? how can we adjust?
    22. 22. Group Discussion <ul><li>How can you shape your adoption based on this model? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you apply this model to your questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Write down at least one activity you will commit to in order to get started </li></ul>
    23. 23. De-Brief <ul><li>What was the outcome of your discussion? </li></ul>
    24. 24. Group Discussion II <ul><li>Looking at what you wanted to learn here today, did you accomplish it? </li></ul><ul><li>why? why not? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Thank You and Next Steps Jason Little @jasonlittle http://www.agilecoach.ca Online Peer Support Community: http://www.getagile.ca Download Materials htt p://www.agilecoach.ca What did you think? Please fill out a feedback sheet! Join me in the Coach’s Corner Area!

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