Visibility - the name of the game

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  • Example of stacking with tsks
  • Example of taking more tasks Sprint goal
  • Capacity inside Task board included Bar at the left
  • Visibility - the name of the game

    1. 1. Visibility The Name Of The Game Basic techniques to reflect visibility Danny (Danko) Kovatch [email_address]
    2. 2. Who am I " I am nobody, nobody’s perfect, therefore, I am perfect???? " Founder of AgileSparks Head of the Israeli User group 10 years of SW experience Father of four (just lately)
    3. 3. Visibility - The main problem “ The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway." -- Bernard Avishai “ Who needs Scrum? I am going to have full visibility on the project in a snap!!”
    4. 4. <ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Scrum Master </li></ul><ul><li>Product Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Team member </li></ul>“ I am so busy, I can not even afford going to an efficiency class”
    5. 5. Manager Scrum Master Product owner Team Member Incentives -> Status/Progress -> Ways to challenge -> Predictability -> Less interruptions!
    6. 6. How?
    7. 7. Location, Location, Location!!! “ There is no place like 127.0.0.1…”
    8. 8. Mindset, Mindset, Mindset!!!
    9. 9. Make sure your manager is well updated (info in push mode)
    10. 10. Which information needs to be shown?
    11. 11. Type of charts <ul><li>Sprint Burn down chart </li></ul><ul><li>Product burn down chart </li></ul><ul><li>Task board </li></ul><ul><li>Visual board </li></ul><ul><li>Domain chart </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge board </li></ul><ul><li>Territory chart </li></ul><ul><li>Future Scrum Stock Exchange (FSSE) </li></ul>“ The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution” -- Bertrand Russell
    12. 12. Remaining Work (Days/Hours) Completed Tasks (Tasks) RW CT Burn down chart Purpose : Progress visibility Advantages : Immediate understanding Disadvantages : lack of risks understanding Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : Scrum team “ Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. “ -- Groucho Marx
    13. 13. “ Upside down laughter is but a frown turned upside down” ?
    14. 14. Example “ Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. “ -- Plato
    15. 15. Example
    16. 16. “ Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. “ -- Titus Maccius Plautus Example
    17. 17. Example
    18. 18. (Product) burn down chart Purpose : Product progress visibility Advantages : Immediate reflection of the real deadline Disadvantages : Immediate reflection of the real deadline Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : High Management
    19. 19. Task Board Task Effort Owner
    20. 20. Task Board
    21. 21. Example
    22. 22. Example
    23. 23. Example
    24. 24. Create Login Create Database Update User Karting Sprint Goal: Create Login Sprint #44: 13.4–1.5 Capacity Ken : 15 -> 11 -> 9 Mike : 15 -> 12 Jeff : 15 -> 13 -> 12 -> 9 Artifacts: Show a working Connected login tab Purpose : Content visibility Advantages : Immediate understanding Disadvantages : Lack of overall visibility Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : Scrum team Support Other projects Vacation Army Giving birth Holidays Birthdays Courses Conferences Meeting Forgetting wife’s Birthday last sprint “ A goal without a plan is just a wish” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery Task Effort Owner
    25. 25. Add WIP limit Create Login Create Database Update User Karting Sprint Goal: Create Login Sprint #44: 13.4–1.5 Capacity Ken : 15 -> 11 -> 9 Mike : 15 -> 12 Jeff : 15 -> 13 -> 12 -> 9 Artifacts: Show a working Connected login tab Advanced topics 2 3 1 Consider the artificats chart as a menu Add a “deferred box” Add colored history to the impeded column Add “team rules” box Add “Definition Of Done” box Deferred
    26. 26. Extreme Task Boards... “ A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure. “ -- Segal's Law The Human task board The “I can do any task that will be given to me so just ask and I will commit to it” task board
    27. 27. And now for something completely different... If you always look on the bright side of life will it hurt your eyes ?
    28. 28. We need an efficient solution! “ Impossible is often the untried!” - Jum Goodwin 
    29. 29. Visual board Purpose : Product visibility Advantages : Immediate understanding Disadvantages : Need to drill down for full understanding Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : High Management <ul><li>Schematic drawing of the product </li></ul><ul><li>Separated to components </li></ul><ul><li>Each component has its own color </li></ul><ul><li>Colors represent the risk </li></ul><ul><li>The color is a decision of the team </li></ul><ul><li>Consider adding #bugs </li></ul>“ Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. “ -- Norman Ford Visual Board
    30. 30. Example
    31. 31. Example
    32. 32. Example
    33. 33. Visual board Video Visual Board clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIgUKXGmfw)
    34. 34. PI SOA + Diag BPI TV EUM Baseline Dashboard Reports SLM BPM Alerts Platform SAP SC integration Domain Chart Domain
    35. 35. Territory chart Theme 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 BTM SiS / OPC Reports PI Enterprise readiness SOA Legend Content was delivered to QA, tested by QA and reached high coverage and quality Content was delivered to QA and is currently being tested Content was delivered to QA but QA didn’t start testing yet Content is currently being developed Content development hasn’t started yet
    36. 36. Challenge board Purpose : Problem visibility Advantages : (Immediate) understanding what bothers the team Disadvantages : Sometimes you find out strange things about the team… Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : Middle Management <ul><li>Free drawing of the problems </li></ul><ul><li>The team does the drawing </li></ul>“ Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. “ -- Audre Lorde
    37. 37. Future Scrum Stock Exchange Purpose : The status of the product Advantages : Immediate knowledge of the gut feeling of the teams Disadvantages : It is only a gut feeling Audience : Everybody Who likes it the most : High Management likes it a LOT !!!! Before deadline After deadline “ The best way to predict the future is to invent it. “ -- Alan Kay
    38. 38. Summary “ Even a journey of a thousands miles begins with a single step” -- Lau-Tzu
    39. 39. The end… “ Wisdom begins at the end” -- Daniel Webster Thank you!

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