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Agile Project Management & Scrum: how to get the perfect blend!
Agile Project Management and Scrum:
How to get the perfect blend!
Tuesday 30 July 2013 / 15:00 BST
Presented by Keith Richards, KRC & UK Agile Awards Winner
• Welcome & introduction
– Mark Constable, Marketing Executive
• Agile Project Management and Scrum:
How to get the perfect blend!
– Keith Richards (agileKRC & UK Agile Awards Winner)
• More Information
• Global Examination & Accreditation Institute
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• 350+ Accredit training (ATO) and consulting (ACO)
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• KRC Chief Executive
• KRC is a pioneering training and consultancy company
• Specialising in Agile approaches
• Focusing on improving Agile capability at any scale
• 15 years experience in PRINCE2 and DSDM Framework
• IAF Accredited / APMG Certified Facilitator
• Author of ‘Agile Project Management’ (TSO)
• No relation to the real Keith Richards!
Presentation Structure (Agenda)
• Why do we need to combine Agile Project Management and Scrum?
• Where are we now?
• What is Scrum?
• Should we combine them anyway?
• What is AgilePM?
• What is DSDM?
• How to get the perfect blend?
• This presentation is all about Agile Project Management and Scrum
• It is presenting an option and an opinion
• You do not need to take this option or agree with the opinion
• ...but you need to do something...and you need to do it now!
Why now? Why is so important?
Suddenly, time is of the essence
Organisations want fast ‘time to market’
We increasingly live an ‘on demand’ lifestyle
The Internet has changed things forever
But most of our working practices where established a long time ago
We have to change the way we work and we need to do it now!
Where are we now?
• APMG PRINCE2
• PMI PMP
• ...but there is a new kid on the block – agile!
• It is no longer niche
• New qualifications:
– PMI-ACP (2012)
– APMG ‘Agile Project Management’ (AgilePM) (2010)
What is Agile?
What is Agile?
• Very broad term
• Surrounded with hype
• Poorly understood
• Poorly defined
Scrum is the most popular agile approach
It’s 95% BAU (Business as Usual) – it’s 95% Software
That is changing – but there are growing pains
Main problem is the idea that we do not need Project Managers
Are you Agile?
• Perhaps ignore the Agile Manifesto!
• Do people have autonomy?
• Will people collaborate?
• Will communication be good?
• Is there flexibility with the scope?
• Can you build iteratively and incrementally?
• Do you have a productive environment?
• Is the agile philosophy accepted?
...if the prevailing feeling is ‘yes’...then you can be agile!
What is Scrum?
• Scrum is the most popular agile approach
• Many people think Scrum IS Agile
• ... and Agile IS Scrum!
• This is not true
• There are other approaches:
– DSDM, Lean, Kanban, XP
• Scrum only addresses ‘Product Delivery’
• However, most people in agile are only addressing Product Delivery
• However, organisations cannot be limited by this
• There is a need to handle complexity
• They need to use Agile to manage Projects as well
• ...and Scrum doesn't manage projects
Scrum in one slide!
2 to 4
Founded on empirical process control theory.
Decisions based on evidence.
Covers three areas:
Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation.
Are we now on different planets?
Sort of – but this doesn't necessarily mean it is a problem!
Many people are already doing this and having successes
We don't have to change everything
In fact we can get the best of both worlds
Chocolate bars, Submarines, Ticket Machines, Advertising Campaigns....
...these organisations aren’t building Apps, or updating a Service.
Scrum works well at what it is supposed to do
...and the opposite is true.
It’s a one trick pony!
You cannot manage a project with Scrum
Can we get the best of both worlds?
• ...by combining traditional thinking and agile thinking?
• ...or are we mixing oil and water?
• Do opposites attract?
• Can we find synergies?
• This is the tricky bit and the interesting bit!
• Best of both worlds?
• ...or the worst of both worlds?
• Go carefully here...
• ... and you could be on to a winner
What is Agile Project Management
Based on DSDM – which has been around since 1995!
Covers the up front work missing from Scrum
Provides the Governance and PM role missing from Scrum
Creates the ability to scale up Scrum
Dovetails nicely with established approaches such as PRINCE2
Strategic / Vision
What is in AgilePM?
Values & BehavioursValues & Behaviours
AgilePM/DSDM Principles ...put in the
1. Focus on the business need
2. Deliver on time
4. Never compromise quality
5. Build incrementally from firm foundations
6. Develop iteratively
7. Communicate continuously and clearly
8. Demonstrate control
Roles (not ‘Job Description’)
Roles can be combined
Many people for one Role
Blended view of the Customer
Known as the Space Alien!
It always has one head...
...but can have several bodies!
Scrum works here!
To get the perfect blend...
• ‘Horses for courses’
• AgilePM for start-up, project management and governance
• Scrum for Product Delivery
• Values and behaviours are the essential ingredient
• Lighten up your PM disciplines?
• Calm down you agile disciplines?
• Get organised
• Get ownership
• Get buy-in.
Get organised and face up to this reality?
• Where are you and where do you want to be?
• What is realistic?
• What is the scope of your move to Agile?
• This is a journey
• How are you set up?
• How do you want to be set up?
• Do you have an agile plan?
• But do it now...
• ...or someone else will!