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7 tips for managing software development in the age of agile

Growing Agile
Growing Agile
Growing AgileAgile Coach and Trainer at Growing Agile

Seven tips to focus on as the leader or manager of agile teams. This talk was given at the ITWEB conference in 2015 in South Africa and at #SGPRG (Scrum Gathering Prague)

7 tips for managing software development in the age of agile

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Editor's Notes

  1. Mindset shift Change focus from work / people to environment & relationships Theory X vs Theory Y – need to be Theory Y for agile Everyone wants to do the best job they can, you need to make that possible by creating an environment where they can
  2. Standup if you want Hyperproductivity Standup if you want to grow skills Standup if you want to retain people
  3. Necessary for hyperproductivity/ growth and retention
  4. Hiring – let the team decide – give boundaries - veto rights only. Even better don’t interview – just get people to do short contracts (3 days part time)
  5. Performance appraisals don’t create excellent people. In fact that they are damaging. One on one actionable feedback regularly helps people improve. If you can, get rid of PA’s, if not remove the score and emphasize regular feedback (monthly)
  6. Open salaries if you can, if not adopt the mindset that if leaked everyone would think they are fair. Fix salaries that are out of line over 2 to 3 years Bump people who have been there a long time. Don’t cut salaries but reduce increases for those higher than bands (and explain why you are doing that.) Never let a hiring decision take salaries out of whack again.