Business Benefits of Being Agile

            A Gangplank Brown Bag Presentation
                      By Alan Dayley




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A Holistic Enterprise View




March 24, 2010           By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile)   2
A Holistic Enterprise View




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March 24, 2010           By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAg...
A Holistic Enterprise View


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A Holistic Enterprise View


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A New Enterprise

                   People Information




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March 24, 2010      By Ala...
A Mature Enterprise

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Common People Support
                          “Teamwork”
                        “Empowerment”
                         ...
People Squeeze!
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People Value Lesson 1

     Supporting people at work is
     only possible if the supporting
     actions are integrated ...
People Value Lesson 2

      We will only integrate into our
       work that which produces
             business value.
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People Value Conclusion

    Therefore, the way we work
   must value people at the same
    time it produces business
   ...
Agile Manifesto
    Individuals and interactions over
                        processes and tools
    Working software ove...
Agile Manifesto Principles

                                                  Teamwork
      Business people              ...
Agile Manifesto Principles
      The most efficient
         and effective                            Teamwork
           ...
Agile Manifesto Principles

                                                  Teamwork
                                   ...
Agile Manifesto Principles

                                                  Teamwork
                                   ...
Agile Manifesto Principles

     At regular intervals,                        Teamwork
     the team reflects on          ...
Traditional “Waterfall”
     Plan
                                          Time
                 Analyze
                ...
“Waterfall” Kowledge
     Plan
                                          Time
                 Analyze
                   ...
“Waterfall” Visibility
     Plan
                                          Time
                 Analyze
                 ...
“Waterfall” Value
     Plan
                                          Time
                 Analyze
                      ...
Agile Manifesto Principles

     Our highest priority                         Teamwork
       is to satisfy the           ...
Agile Delivers Value Often
     Plan
     Analyze
     Design
     Implement
     Test
     Deploy                        ...
An Agile Enterprise View


        People         Information



                   Work
                                 ...
Learn To Be Agile
        Agile Manifesto: agilemanifesto.org
        Agile Alliance: agilealliance.org
        Scrum Alli...
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Agile practices such as Scrum and Extreme Programming are touted as a way to improve software development teamwork and their results. There are benefits to the business in and out of the team that are not always obvious at first. I argue these benefits are large enough, any business should jump to apply Agile any way they can!

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  1. 1. Business Benefits of Being Agile A Gangplank Brown Bag Presentation By Alan Dayley @DayleyAgile blog.dayleyagile.com March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 1
  2. 2. A Holistic Enterprise View March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 2
  3. 3. A Holistic Enterprise View Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 3
  4. 4. A Holistic Enterprise View Information Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 4
  5. 5. A Holistic Enterprise View People Information Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 5
  6. 6. A New Enterprise People Information Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 6
  7. 7. A Mature Enterprise People Information Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 7
  8. 8. Common People Support “Teamwork” “Empowerment” “Synergy” “Lessons Learned” “Off-sites” “Golf shirts” “Status Meetings” “Process Improvement” March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 8
  9. 9. People Squeeze! People Information Work March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 9
  10. 10. People Value Lesson 1 Supporting people at work is only possible if the supporting actions are integrated into the way we work. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 10
  11. 11. People Value Lesson 2 We will only integrate into our work that which produces business value. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 11
  12. 12. People Value Conclusion Therefore, the way we work must value people at the same time it produces business value. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 12
  13. 13. Agile Manifesto Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 13
  14. 14. Agile Manifesto Principles Teamwork Business people Empowerment and developers Synergy Lessons Learned must work together Off-sites daily throughout the Golf shirts project. Status Meetings Process Improvement March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 14
  15. 15. Agile Manifesto Principles The most efficient and effective Teamwork method of Empowerment Synergy conveying Lessons Learned information to and Off-sites within a Golf shirts Status Meetings development team Process Improvement is face-to-face conversation. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 15
  16. 16. Agile Manifesto Principles Teamwork Empowerment Working software is Synergy the primary Lessons Learned measure of Off-sites Golf shirts progress. Status Meetings Process Improvement March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 16
  17. 17. Agile Manifesto Principles Teamwork Empowerment Simplicity--the art of Synergy maximizing the Lessons Learned amount of work not Off-sites Golf shirts done--is essential. Status Meetings Process Improvement March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 17
  18. 18. Agile Manifesto Principles At regular intervals, Teamwork the team reflects on Empowerment how to become Synergy Lessons Learned more effective, then Off-sites tunes and adjusts Golf shirts its behavior Status Meetings Process Improvement accordingly. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 18
  19. 19. Traditional “Waterfall” Plan Time Analyze Design Implement Test Deploy March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 19
  20. 20. “Waterfall” Kowledge Plan Time Analyze Design Implement Test Highest Deploy solution knowledge March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 20
  21. 21. “Waterfall” Visibility Plan Time Analyze Design Implement Test Highest Deploy customer visibility March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 21
  22. 22. “Waterfall” Value Plan Time Analyze Design Implement Test Highest Deploy business value March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 22
  23. 23. Agile Manifesto Principles Our highest priority Teamwork is to satisfy the Empowerment customer through Synergy Lessons Learned early and Off-sites continuous delivery Golf shirts of valuable Status Meetings Process Improvement software. March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 23
  24. 24. Agile Delivers Value Often Plan Analyze Design Implement Test Deploy c Value Value Value March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 24
  25. 25. An Agile Enterprise View People Information Work Value March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 25
  26. 26. Learn To Be Agile Agile Manifesto: agilemanifesto.org Agile Alliance: agilealliance.org Scrum Alliance: scrumalliance.org Phoenix Scrum User Group: phxsug.org Blog: blog.dayleyagile.com Email: alandd@dayleyagile.com Twitter: @dayleyagile March 24, 2010 By Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile) 26

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