Todd's Tech Bites -- Agile Methods

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An interview by host Todd Roupp with guest John Goodpasture about John's book "Project Management the Agile Way: Making it work in the Enterprise"

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Todd's Tech Bites -- Agile Methods

  1. Agile Methods © 2009 – 2010 UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE, INC.™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. Your Host Todd W. Ruopp A speaker, facilitator and coach who promotes understanding and integrated teamwork Co-founder & President of Unleashing Performance, Inc.™ Todd empowers professionals to develop the knowledge & ability to drive personal, professional and organizational growth. www.unleashingperformance.com
  3. Today’s Guest John Goodpasture, PMP Program manager, system engineer, author and coach Managing Principal of Square Peg Consulting, LLC John specializes in applying technology across a broad spectrum to achieve business goals. www.sqpegconsulting.com Author of Quantitative Methods in Project Management (2003)
  4. John’s new book • Agile in the enterprise • Multiple methodologies thoroughly explained • From business case to benefit capture PUBLISHED BY J. ROSS PUBLISHING
  5. What do you say to those waiting to see the benefits of agile methods?
  6. Agile works! And it works really well
  7. Essential Points
  8. 1 Leadership & Management “People are led; things are managed” Rear Admiral Grace Hopper Drives real time decision making Matches short agile cycles Inspires & compels action Attracts beneficiaries USED WITH PERMISSION WWW.THEGOLDENGUYS.BLOGSPOT.COM
  9. 1 Leadership & Management Embrace change — rather than fight it Accept incremental progress and results Respect short delivery cycles Keep value proposition current and relevant
  10. Embracing change is a big shift
  11. 2 Best Value Method Orient best value to the customer or end-user Deliver the most bang as seen through the customer’s eyes
  12. 3 Frequent & Incremental Deliver frequently & incrementally Respect urgency and the importance conveyed by the customer
  13. No big bang at the end
  14. 4 Small Teams Six to twelve people Self-managed Performance oriented
  15. 5 Coach for success Focus relentlessly on outcomes, not activities Knock down barriers to team success Communicate to sponsor and beneficiaries
  16. Leadership Drive innovation Convey a compelling mission tied to an inspirational goal Be current, relevant, and involved
  17. Leadership Success In touch with the cycle time of agile Be an involved visionary Keep up with incremental success Be aware of market reaction
  18. Not a lot of details at the outset, so it’s important to get the vision right
  19. Management Manage according to feedback from each deliverable Feedback drives change Expect that planned outcomes will change Accept that requirements cannot be known well enough in the beginning
  20. Communicate Organize Measure Coach
  21. Management Clear Obstacles Coach intra-team behavior Make it safe for the project nemesis
  22. Safety Safety is most important Team members must attack problems, not each other It must be safe to speak and act to break up group think
  23. Leadership makes the project compelling Management makes it practical Team work makes it possible
  24. Amazon.com Barnesandnoble.com Borders.com PMI.org Send John questions at info@sqpegconsulting.com PUBLISHED BY J. ROSS PUBLISHING
  25. Your Host Today’s Guest Todd W. Ruopp John Goodpasture, PMP Unleashing Performance, Inc. Square Peg Consulting, LLC
  26. © 2009 – 2010 UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE, INC.™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  28. A Production of Unleashing Performance, Inc. ™ Helping people close the gap between performance and potential™
  29. A Production of Unleashing Performance, Inc. ™ Helping people close the gap between performance and potential™ 407.401.3938 www.UnleashingPerformance.com

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