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The agile vision

  1. 1. The Agile Vision Ionel Condor @ionel_condor November 2012
  2. 2. The Agile Body The Brain: Agile Leadership, Self Organization and personal agile mindset The Heart: Short Time Box in everything The Legs: Running Lean, use MVPs and have alternatives(pivot) The Senses: you cannot improve if you do not measure The Family: Scaling Agile in teams using Agile Release Trains A Protector: Risk Management
  3. 3. Agile Leadership Did you miss opportunities? Do the Do the Agile right thing Leadership thing right Do itIs this low quality? fastIs this too expensive? Anyone use/likes it? Is this a quick ….crap? Is this high quality quick …crap?
  4. 4. Self Org & Delegation Chaos Complexity Order Anarchy Governance D Good intentions What we delegate: are not an excuse Inquire Authority or Tasks for incompetence ! ? Advice Agree Consult Sell TellSee: “Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))”
  5. 5. Agile mindset Agile Adoption or Agile Transformation ? - Agile Principles – please re read them - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide Do we react to things, or move things ? Two traps during OUR transformation - Personal: get to know me better (SWOT, priorities,…) - Team: Vulnerability at the middle of the road Video summary:
  6. 6. Short time box  Iterations  Releases  Meetings  …  …  … Time box & Creativity Remember the PM triangle of Scope/Time/Cost
  7. 7. Running Lean See: “Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit” • Is this valuable ? (for customer, …), Eliminate Waste Am I efficient with resources ? 7 Key Principles of Lean Software Development Build Quality In • Do you learn (Inspect& Adapt) enough ? • Do you have habits or processes to store and Create Knowledge spread the knowledge? • Delay decisions until assumptions become Defer Commitment facts Deliver Fast • Quicker delivery of results and fast feedback • Perceived and Conceptual Integrity of the Build integrity in system, easy refactoring, CI/CD • See everything as a whole not as a sum of itsOptimize the Whole partsVideo summary:
  8. 8. Use MVPs and Pivots Running Lean: iterations from Plan A to a plan that works, before running out of resources - speed, learning and focus - continuous testing and measuring if your vision is still OK - make sure the team/your colleagues are engaged - discipline and rigor / focus Lean Startup: use smaller and faster iterations to test your vision Run experiments MVP is not a product, but a strategy see also:
  9. 9. Measure and Observe1. Metrics2. Some metrics I found relevant  personal efficiency / productivity  team agility : running tested features
  10. 10. Agile release trains1. Why ?
  11. 11. Agile release trains2. What?
  12. 12. Agile release trains3. What what? Source:
  13. 13. Agile release trains2. What are not?
  14. 14. Risk Management Estimation Complexity Scale Interaction Change Innovation Concurrency Location Experience Resources Contingency Third Parties Users Standards Phase Relationships Timescales Objectives Expectations Administration Techniques Dependencies Attitudes Communication Management Training Expertise Organization IncentivesSee: “Risk Analysis For Agile”
  15. 15. Thank you Q&A Blog: Twitter: ionel_condor