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Patterns of agility, how to recognize and agile project when you see one


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Presentation at Scan-Agile 2011 and Agile Riga Day 2011 about how to recognize what type of project you are in, and how to improve it towards a more agile, responsive, higher quality project

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Patterns of agility, how to recognize and agile project when you see one

  1. 1. Scan-Agile 2011<br />Vasco Duarte<br />Patterns of Agility<br />
  2. 2. Vasco Duarte<br />@duarte_vasco<br /><br /><br />
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  4. 4. No! Mine is more Agile!<br />My project is Agile!<br />Can you please talk WITHOUT using Comic Sans?<br />Live from the Agile Wars<br />
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  8. 8. The typical life-cycle phases of a project<br />
  9. 9. The waterfall life-cycle model<br />
  10. 10. The Liner-Iterative life-cycle model<br />Design phase<br />Development phase<br />Testing phase<br />
  11. 11. The Agile (aka Incremental and Iterative) Life-cyle model<br />Do all activities simultaneously in short iterations until ready…<br />Release the product<br />
  12. 12. The Plan<br />Waterfall<br />
  13. 13. I’m confused, I don’t have requirements ready by I am allowed to start coding?<br />Linear Iterative<br />
  14. 14. Do what it takes to trace a bullet through the system<br />Agile<br />
  15. 15. Waterfall<br />
  16. 16. Linear Iterative<br />
  17. 17. Agile<br />
  18. 18. Development phase<br />Desperately testing and fixing phase<br />Waterfall<br />
  19. 19. The “landing” curve<br />But we are here…<br />We should be here…<br />Pre-determined length…<br />Linear Iterative<br />
  20. 20. Code <br />Complete<br />Code <br />Freeze<br />Agile<br />
  21. 21. Self-awareness and Reflection<br />
  22. 22. The force with strong with this audience<br />
  23. 23. Currently an Agile Coach in Nokia, Vasco Duarte is an experienced product and project manager, having worked in the software industry since 1997. Vasco has also been an Agile practitioner since 2004, he is one of the leaders and a catalyst in the adoption of Agile methods and an Agile culture at Nokia and previously at F-Secure.<br />Vasco's contributions to the improvement of the software development profession can be read in his blog:<br />You can follow Vasco on twitter: @duarte_vasco<br />