Interdisciplinary Success of Projects

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While discussing details on agile project methods only a few people recognized, that IT changed the way projects are executed. But the goal conflict between IT, Marketing & business still exists.

The talk shows a way to define shared business objectives and how to form a successful project culture in your company.

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Interdisciplinary Success of Projects

  1. 1. BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS Your company culture is powerful 02/25/2013 | ConFoo
  2. 2. RULES FOR THIS TALK _ Tweet @judithandresen _ Ask, if you have questions _ Coaching2 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  3. 3. BERATUNG Project Coaching Consulting JUDITH ANDRESEN Project Audits www.judithandresen.com @judithandresen REMARKS LINKS3 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | More Presentations INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  4. 4. WHO IS THIS TALK FOR? _ Knowledge / Experience: Company Culture, Agile transitions & Change of Project Methods => TARGET: UNDERSTAND AGILE IDEA (& AGILE IMPACT ON COMPANY CULTURE)4 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  5. 5. About company culture About agile & classical projects "Interdisciplinarity" Your first steps towards interdisciplinarity projects5 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  6. 6. About company culture About agile & classical projects "Interdisciplinarity" Your first steps towards interdisciplinarity projects6 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  7. 7. 3 LEVELS OF COMPANY CULTURE Physical artifacts Behaviour (Rituals, Stories) Artifacts Rituals Uniforms Products We can talk about it! Values Support Loyalty "Fast" Tacit assumptions Nature Human beings Business7 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_culture (Schein‘s Model) INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  8. 8. It takes time to change behaviour8 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  9. 9. (CULTURAL) CHANGE IN FOUR STEPS New structure Old structure Freezing Unfreezing Change9 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Lewin INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  10. 10. SUCCESS FACTORS FOR A CHANGE _ Do you really want to _ No exceptions change? (What do you leave behind you? + / -) _ Avoid risky situations _ Less is more (Only small steps)10 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  11. 11. HOW TO CHANGE COMPANY CULTURE Organizational change: build new teams Processes, practices, policies: change behaviour step-by-step Cultural beliefs: introspect the new company culture11 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://www.leadingagile.com/2013/02/in-organizational-change-culture-comes-last/ INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  12. 12. The corporate culture is deeply rooted in corporate behavior. It is based on the tacit assumptions ​of all employees. A change takes time.12 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  13. 13. About company culture About agile & classical projects "Interdisciplinarity" Your first steps towards interdisciplinarity projects13 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  14. 14. CLASSICAL PROJECTS = WATERFALL 1 Requirements (Client) 2 Analysis 3 Specifications (Contractor) 4 Creation 5 Implementation 6 Quality Assurance 7 Approval (Client)14 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  15. 15. SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT (TAYLORISM) I. Seperates "Plan" / "Work" (white / blue collar) II. Specialists for discrete, unambiguous work III. Different payment (piece rate) IV. Time & motion studies V. Definition of the daily workload15 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | Wikipedia: Scientific Mgt., http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/569343 INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  16. 16. MAIN INSIGHTS (SCIENTIFIC MGT.) I. Everything can be planned II. Complex systems are mapped to complex plans III. Increasing efficiency through rationalization and standardization A success model Worked for more than 100 years16 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  17. 17. Scientific Mangement focuses on planning17 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  18. 18. AGILE MOVEMENT Interdisciplinarity Learning Lean Team members with equal rights18 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/682878 INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  19. 19. MAIN INSIGHTS (AGILE MOVEMENT) I. IT environment is chaotic, everything can change anytime II. The team members have the knowledge about the project III. Increasing efficiency through reviewing the team work regularly A new model Disruptive for scientific management19 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  20. 20. Agile movement believes in the power of the team. It focuses on learning and adjusting the team behaviour.20 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  21. 21. About company culture About agile & classical projects "Interdisciplinarity" Your first steps towards interdisciplinarity projects21 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  22. 22. Interdisciplinarity leads to success Complex systems Fast growing business22 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN $TITEL
  23. 23. AGILE MANIFESTO Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan23 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://agilemanifesto.org/ INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  24. 24. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.24 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  25. 25. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.25 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  26. 26. COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY! "Most of us got into programming because we prefer to deeply focus on sterile minutia, juggle lots of concepts simultaneously, and in general prove to ourselves that we have brains the size of a planet, all while not having to interact with the messy complexities of other people" What‘s about you?26 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | "The Clean Coder", Robert C. Martin, Prentice Hall INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  27. 27. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.27 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  28. 28. How complex is the business Educate interdisciplinary situation? expertise Do you believe that the knowledge of the team is greater than the knowledge of the (project) manager? Do you appreciate How complex is your IT management´s work? environment?28 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  29. 29. Who is in the team?29 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  30. 30. How does your company earn money? What is the target of the team? Understand the vision / mission of your company30 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  31. 31. You have great experience. Use it! Translate technical requirements into business scenarios Be concrete!31 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  32. 32. INTERDISCIPLINAR REQUIREMENTS # Technical Solution Scenario Business Priority Fullfilled? Two new product categories / 1 Middle + year (in 1 month) Downtime for Upgrades 2 High ++ Description of technical < 30 min solution 3 0 432 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  33. 33. Manage the project risks in the team33 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  34. 34. INTERDISCIPLINAR RISK MANAGEMENT # Risk Scenario Results Tasks Landingpages not Landingpages are down for 3 1 - 10,000 CAD Now: add tests Unit Tested days 2 ... ... ... After launch: .... 3 ... ... ... We do nothing 434 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  35. 35. About company culture About agile & classical projects "Interdisciplinarity" Your first steps towards interdisciplinarity projects35 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  36. 36. Who is in the team?36 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  37. 37. CORE ELEMENTS OF AGILE PROJECTS Daily Standup Wall Board Regular Retrospectives37 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  38. 38. REFLECT WHAT YOU DO I. Set the stage Learn! II. Gather data Adjust your behavior step-by-step III. Generate insights IV. Decide what to do V. Closing the retrospective38 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | "Making Good Teams Great", Diana Larsen & Esther Derby, Pragmatic Bookshelf INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  39. 39. HOW TO CHANGE COMPANY CULTURE Organizational change: build new teams Build an Interdisciplinarity team Define a team target Processes, practices, policies: change behaviour step-by-step Know the risks. Handle them. Adjust your behaviour through retrospectives Cultural beliefs: introspect the new company culture39 BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN | http://www.leadingagile.com/2013/02/in-organizational-change-culture-comes-last/ INTERDISCIPLINARY SUCCESS OF PROJECTS
  40. 40. BERATUNG JUDITH ANDRESEN GOOD LUCK! JOIND.IN/7856 www.judithandresen.com/blog/vortrag/ Image: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/771807

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