The Agile Alibi (Pavlo Baron)

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The Agile Alibi (Pavlo Baron)

  1. 1. Pavlo Baron the agile alibi
  2. 2. Pavlo Baron Geek‘s Guide pavlo.baron@codecentric.deTo The Working Life @pavlobaron
  3. 3. „Check off each blockwhen you hear thesewords during the dailyscrum. When you getfive blocks horizontally,vertically, ordiagonally, stand upand shoutBurndown!!” http://www.buzzwordbingogame.com/cards/agile/
  4. 4. Agile (acc. to Webster):having a quick resourcefuland adaptable character<an agile mind>
  5. 5. Alibi (acc. to Webster):an excuse usuallyintended to avertblame or punishment(as for failure ornegligence)
  6. 6. Agile alibi (acc. to pb):a bunch of excusesfor not being agileat all, producedby people with quickresourceful and adaptablecharacters in orderto avert blameand punishment
  7. 7. Let me tell you some stories
  8. 8. Simplicity.The mine field
  9. 9. Simplicity.The steam loco
  10. 10. Self organization. The drill team
  11. 11. Self organization.The initial sprints
  12. 12. Motivated individuals.The aching knee
  13. 13. Motivated individuals. The job ad
  14. 14. Continuous improvement.The stimulus
  15. 15. Continuous improvement. The golden seal
  16. 16. Changing requirements. The harness
  17. 17. Changing requirements. The business case
  18. 18. Face-to-face conversation.The followup email
  19. 19. Face-to-face conversation. The coffee klatch
  20. 20. Technical excellence. The training budget
  21. 21. Technical excellence.The minimalist expert
  22. 22. Collaboration.The appointment diary
  23. 23. Collaboration.The special request
  24. 24. Valuable software. The special offer
  25. 25. Valuable software.The demo
  26. 26. Working software.The royal flush
  27. 27. Working software. The holy grail
  28. 28. Constant pace.The external consultants
  29. 29. Constant pace.The security policy
  30. 30. Short cycles.The iterative waterfall
  31. 31. Short cycles.The corporate service provider
  32. 32. And what is the moral?
  33. 33. However you call it,whatever methodology you throw at it, as whatever you try to sell it...
  34. 34. ... its not “agile”as long as its not in the...
  35. 35. ... and in the...
  36. 36. ... and in the...
  37. 37. You shouldnt do ...
  38. 38. You rather need to do...
  39. 39. ... in order to do ... ..
  40. 40. ... or you will have to do ... ..
  41. 41. ... and end up doing ... ..
  42. 42. Thank you
  43. 43. Most images originate from istockphoto.com except few ones takenfrom Wikipedia and product pages or generated through public online generators

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