7 habits of highly effective agilists Amoli Upadhye   (Tata Consultancy Services)
Index <ul><li>Why ‘habits’ ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which habits do effective agile teams embrace ? </li></ul><ul><li>What indu...
Why habits ? <ul><li>Motivation gets you started, habits keep you going </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant a strong sense of miss...
Which habits do successful agilists embrace ? Sharpen  your saw Be Proactive Begin with the end in mind Put first  things ...
Habit 1 – Be Proactive <ul><ul><li>Ability to assess a situation and develop a positive response to it </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Habit 2 – Begin with the end in mind <ul><ul><li>Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhance agil...
Habit 3 – Put first things first <ul><li>Organize and execute around priorities </li></ul>Image source -  http://www.123rf...
Habit 4 – Think Win/Win <ul><li>Bring out the best in each player </li></ul>Option 2:  Continue as is and miss the target ...
Habit 5 – Seek first to understand.. <ul><ul><li>Listen to understand, do not listen to just reply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Habit 6 – Synergize  <ul><li>True test and manifestation of all 6 habits put together </li></ul><ul><li>Less of me and mor...
Habit 7 – Sharpen your saw <ul><li>At regular intervals, team reflect, on how to become more effective, then tunes and adj...
Habit 7 – Sharpen your saw (contd.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
What induces agilists to practice 7 habits ? http://www.wow-tcs-maitree.org/
Thank You www.agiletour.org
Solutions for changing existing behavior of new user sign – up form Pros Estimated  Effort Level Cons <ul><ul><li>Less com...
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    1. 1. 7 habits of highly effective agilists Amoli Upadhye (Tata Consultancy Services)
    2. 2. Index <ul><li>Why ‘habits’ ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which habits do effective agile teams embrace ? </li></ul><ul><li>What induces agilists to practice them ? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why habits ? <ul><li>Motivation gets you started, habits keep you going </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant a strong sense of mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill you with commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are, generally, the missing ingredient in most teams trying to emulate successful teams </li></ul></ul>Image source - http://collegethrive.com/creating-good-habits-in-college
    4. 4. Which habits do successful agilists embrace ? Sharpen your saw Be Proactive Begin with the end in mind Put first things first Average agilists Effective agilists Think Win/Win Seek first to understand.. Synergize
    5. 5. Habit 1 – Be Proactive <ul><ul><li>Ability to assess a situation and develop a positive response to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective agilists work on their response to conditions, instead of worrying about conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self – organize, sprint 0 </li></ul></ul>Image source - http://www.123rf.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    6. 6. Habit 2 – Begin with the end in mind <ul><ul><li>Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhance agility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go beyond short term goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rally teams around a shared purpose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story – Gutting of Chrysler’s culture </li></ul></ul>Image source - http://www.123rf.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    7. 7. Habit 3 – Put first things first <ul><li>Organize and execute around priorities </li></ul>Image source - http://www.123rf.com Important Less Important Urgent Less Urgent 1 <ul><li>Sprint reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Sprint planning meetings </li></ul>2 3 4 <ul><li>Sprint retrospectives </li></ul><ul><li>Break functional stories </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building among team and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Raise deployment tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Creating review decks </li></ul><ul><li>Unproductive documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Non – prioritized stories </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    8. 8. Habit 4 – Think Win/Win <ul><li>Bring out the best in each player </li></ul>Option 2: Continue as is and miss the target date Option 1: Increase velocity to meet target date Actual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Option 3: Reduce scope to meet target date Start date Target date Time Planned Amount of pending work for release
    9. 9. Habit 5 – Seek first to understand.. <ul><ul><li>Listen to understand, do not listen to just reply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis stories, technical stories, spikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider using tools like analysis matrix </li></ul></ul>..And then be understood Image source - http://www.123rf.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    10. 10. Habit 6 – Synergize <ul><li>True test and manifestation of all 6 habits put together </li></ul><ul><li>Less of me and more of ‘We’ </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    11. 11. Habit 7 – Sharpen your saw <ul><li>At regular intervals, team reflect, on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly </li></ul>Image source - http://www.123rf.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    12. 12. Habit 7 – Sharpen your saw (contd.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    13. 13. What induces agilists to practice 7 habits ? http://www.wow-tcs-maitree.org/
    14. 14. Thank You www.agiletour.org
    15. 15. Solutions for changing existing behavior of new user sign – up form Pros Estimated Effort Level Cons <ul><ul><li>Less complex changes </li></ul></ul>POC Required Medium Have users obtain admin approval in system and --- <ul><ul><li>Business prefers this approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing may involve simpler scenarios </li></ul></ul>Very large Send an automated email to admin and allow users to sign – up anyways ---- Same as #2. Plus, introduce a validation to check for user’s employee id, joining date, etc. ---- <ul><ul><li>Very complex code changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System performance may degrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of data for old employees may rip up/downstream systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business does not support this approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing would involve more complex scenarios </li></ul></ul> Large  <ul><ul><li>Less complex changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC field consistency ensured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business does not support this approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invalid users may still not be weeded out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing would involve more complex scenarios </li></ul></ul>

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