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”We are using Scrum, but now what?”
Julian Holmes, Founder of AgileMentors
Agenda
▪ Scrum as a Foundation
▪ Building on Scrum
▪ Challenges that require additional practices
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Self-organisati...
Scrum as a Foundation
▪ Very simple
▪ Team decides on level of
ceremony
▪ Regular feedback
▪ Queuing theory, reduced
hando...
Scrum is still the “King” of Agile methods
▪ But the largest benefits come from a
a hybrid approach
▪ E.g. XP helps fill t...
DAD as a Scrum Hybrid
“The Disciplined Agile Delivery
decision process framework is a
people-first, learning-oriented
hybr...
DAD Roles
▪ Recognition that other roles
need to exist
▪ Architecture will be a focus for
complex solutions
▪ Not all the ...
Agile Team Leader
▪ Can we expect all Agile teams to be
completely self-organising?
▪ Some “leadership” may be required
▪ ...
The Scrum Construction Lifecycle

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Extending the Scrum Lifecycle for Solution Delivery

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DAD is Goal-Driven
A Governed Agile Lifecycle

© 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates

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The Phases Disappear Over Time
▪ The phase goals will also dictate the pattern of phases
required by project and release
F...
Disciplined Agilists Take a Goal Driven Approach
Goal

Explore the Initial
Scope
!

Form the
Initial Team
!

Address Chang...
Stakeholder Engagement
▪ Ideally through the Product Owner
▪ Availability or consensus may be an
issue:
– Inception Deck w...
Goal: Explore the Initial Scope

© 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates

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Summary
▪ Scrum is an Agile
foundation
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Collaboration
Transparency
Inspect & Adapt
Self-organisation
Client incl...
We are using scrum, but now what?
We are using scrum, but now what?
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We are using scrum, but now what?

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We are using scrum, but now what?

  1. 1. ”We are using Scrum, but now what?” Julian Holmes, Founder of AgileMentors
  2. 2. Agenda ▪ Scrum as a Foundation ▪ Building on Scrum ▪ Challenges that require additional practices – – – – Self-organisation v Leadership Risk Management Commercial Governance Client engagement ▪ Questions
  3. 3. Scrum as a Foundation ▪ Very simple ▪ Team decides on level of ceremony ▪ Regular feedback ▪ Queuing theory, reduced handoffs ▪ Transparency ▪ Focus effort and prioritisation ▪ Ownership ▪ Potentially 'shippable' products
  4. 4. Scrum is still the “King” of Agile methods ▪ But the largest benefits come from a a hybrid approach ▪ E.g. XP helps fill the technical gap purposely left by Scrum 1 DSDM Atern 1 1 Agile UP 2 2 Lean 2 2 XP 4 54 85% 4 Kanban 7 9 11 Custom Hybrid Scrum 7th Annual State of Agile Development Survey - VersionOne, February 2013
  5. 5. DAD as a Scrum Hybrid “The Disciplined Agile Delivery decision process framework is a people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach to IT solution delivery. It has a riskvalue delivery lifecycle, is goaldriven, is enterprise aware, and is scalable.”
  6. 6. DAD Roles ▪ Recognition that other roles need to exist ▪ Architecture will be a focus for complex solutions ▪ Not all the skills and responsibilities of an organisation can be in the team
  7. 7. Agile Team Leader ▪ Can we expect all Agile teams to be completely self-organising? ▪ Some “leadership” may be required ▪ An extension to the Scrum Master role ▪ Not management, true leadership ▪ A “servant leader”
  8. 8. The Scrum Construction Lifecycle !8
  9. 9. Extending the Scrum Lifecycle for Solution Delivery !9
  10. 10. DAD is Goal-Driven
  11. 11. A Governed Agile Lifecycle © 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates !11
  12. 12. The Phases Disappear Over Time ▪ The phase goals will also dictate the pattern of phases required by project and release First release: Inception Second release: I Third release: Nth+ releases: C Construction I . . . Construction Construction T C T C T C Transition T T T © Scott Ambler + Associates © 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates !12
  13. 13. Disciplined Agilists Take a Goal Driven Approach Goal Explore the Initial Scope ! Form the Initial Team ! Address Changing Stakeholder Needs * Constraint * Source Team size Team structure Team members Geographic distribution Supporting the team Availability Option Default Option Advantages Disadvantages Considerations Co-located Partially dispersed Fully dispersed Distributed subteams © 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates © Scott Ambler + Associates !13
  14. 14. Stakeholder Engagement ▪ Ideally through the Product Owner ▪ Availability or consensus may be an issue: – Inception Deck workshop – Product Owner Proxy – Backlog “Grooming” workshops
  15. 15. Goal: Explore the Initial Scope © 2013 Scott Ambler + Associates !15
  16. 16. Summary ▪ Scrum is an Agile foundation – – – – – Collaboration Transparency Inspect & Adapt Self-organisation Client inclusion ▪ But Scrum is purposely incomplete – – – – – Technical practices Specialist skills Client engagement Risk management Goal-driven governance Disciplined Agile Delivery takes Scrum to the next level

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