Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Agile is Dead :: Pixels Camp 2017

934 views

Published on

Agile is Dead :: Pixels Camp 2017

Published in: Internet

Agile is Dead :: Pixels Camp 2017

  1. 1. Agile is Dead by Pedro Gustavo Torres
  2. 2. Engineering Director @ Agilist since 2010 Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer Pedro Gustavo Torres
  3. 3. _pedro_torres pedrogustavotorres pedrogustavotorres.com pedro.gustavo.torres@gmail.com Pedro Gustavo Torres
  4. 4. Pedro Gustavo Torres
  5. 5. Pedro Gustavo Torres 2016 2017
  6. 6. Agile and Scrum were invented a long time ago
  7. 7. Agile and Scrum were invented a long time ago
  8. 8. Agile and Scrum were invented a long time ago The Agile movement started (with the Manifesto) in 2001 Scrum was invented in 1995 by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland 2001 1995
  9. 9. People talk about it like if it was something new But it is not!
  10. 10. So what is Agile? “Ability to deliver early value to your customers”
  11. 11. And Scrum? Scrum is a framework based on empiricism: inspection, adaption and transparency
  12. 12. How does this fits together?
  13. 13. How does this fits together? JIRA, Daily Standups...
  14. 14. How does this fits together? JIRA, Daily Standups... Scrum, XP...
  15. 15. How does this fits together? Scrum, XP... Behaviour JIRA, Daily Standups...
  16. 16. How does this fits together? Scrum, XP... Agility Behaviour JIRA, Daily Standups...
  17. 17. A picture is worth one thousand words... Tools & Processes, Practices Principles, Values, Mindset
  18. 18. Beware of the Cargo Cult
  19. 19. Beware of the Cargo Cult
  20. 20. What is the current adoption of Agile? 94% of adoption?
  21. 21. I find it hard to believe
  22. 22. Why I don’t believe in that?
  23. 23. Born Agile
  24. 24. Agile Transition
  25. 25. Agile Transition We are Agile!
  26. 26. Typical Agile opposing force Boss Manager Manager Manager Dev Dev Dev Dev Dev
  27. 27. Typical Agile opposing force Boss Manager Manager Manager Dev Dev Dev Dev Dev
  28. 28. Typical Agile opposing force M I D D L E M N G E M E N T
  29. 29. Questionable Agile Bad Agile Crappy Agile frAgile Dark Scrum
  30. 30. Questionable Agile Let’s look again to the manifesto Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation Responding to Change over Following a Plan
  31. 31. Questionable Agile Let’s look again to the manifesto Left Side Agile Right Side Agile Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation Responding to Change over Following a Plan
  32. 32. Questionable Agile Let’s look again to the manifesto Left Side Agile Right Side Agile Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation Responding to Change over Following a Plan Bad Agile Crappy Agile frAgile Dark Scrum
  33. 33. Right Side Agile Does your company have a QA team?
  34. 34. Right Side Agile Do your sprint burndowns look like this?
  35. 35. Right Side Agile Do your release burndowns look like this?
  36. 36. Right Side Agile Does your company adopts XP practices (e.g. Pair Programming)? How about CI / CD pipelines? How long does it take to put in production one single line of code through your normal development life cycle?
  37. 37. Right Side Agile Are you a JIRA slave? - Daily Standups without a physical whiteboard - Daily Standups in front of a TV - Retrospectives in front of your laptop so that you can write the confluence page
  38. 38. Right Side Agile Do you have dependencies between teams in order to get stuff delivered?
  39. 39. Right Side Agile Do your teams have Autonomy? What is the Purpose of your teams? How about Mastery?
  40. 40. Right Side Agile Do your teams have Autonomy? What is the Purpose of your teams? How about Mastery? Intrinsic Motivation
  41. 41. Right Side Agile Are you afraid of having your velocity dropped? Or afraid of not having 100% sprint completeness (story points delivered vs committed)? Do you have managers asking to close untested user stories just because the graphs need to “look good”.
  42. 42. Right Side Agile Are you afraid of having your velocity dropped? Or afraid of not having 100% sprint completeness (story points delivered vs committed)? Do you have managers asking to close untested user stories just because the graphs need to “look good”. 1. Psychological safety The five keys to a successful Google team
  43. 43. Right Side Agile Do you know the velocity of your teams? Is the velocity per person or per team?
  44. 44. Right Side Agile How many of you still estimate in time (e.g. days, hours)? Or have points directly translated into time (e.g. 1 point equals to 1 day)? Do you know if points means time, complexity, effort or potatoes? Have you ever heard of the #NoEstimates movement?
  45. 45. Right Side Agile Are the developers: - making their own releases? - supporting their applications in live? - doing on-call?
  46. 46. Right Side Agile Are your performance reviews just at the individual level?
  47. 47. Right Side Agile Do you manage the resources or the flow?
  48. 48. Right Side Agile Are you just being Agile in Engineering? What about the rest of the company? Where is the learning fast and improve? How long do you need to wait to get customer's feedback?
  49. 49. Right Side Agile Some of the guys that are “out and about” Agile... don't know as much as they say Haven't you heard: - "It depends" - "Agile is something that you feel" - “Fail fast, fail cheap” - “Celebrate failure” - “We are Agile… we don’t have deadlines” - “I’m not here to give you answers”
  50. 50. No wonder some folks announced Agile’s “death” Agile is Dead… Long live continuous delivery Agile is Dead… Long live code reviews
  51. 51. No wonder some folks announced Agile’s “death” Agile is Dead… Long live continuous delivery Agile is Dead… Long live code reviews But they don’t make any sense
  52. 52. eXtreme Programming “belongs” to Agile
  53. 53. But we also saw some legit “deaths” Agile is Dead… Long live Lean Agile is Dead… Long live Waterfall
  54. 54. So why is Agile Dead?
  55. 55. Or at least Walking Dead?
  56. 56. We completely missed the purpose Peeps usually mistake Agile with Scrum: - Scrum is just a practice (e.g. Sprints, Retrospectives)... While Agile is a mindset The majority is just focusing on the Process and not on the Output and the Outcome We are missing the “Whys”
  57. 57. We completely missed the purpose Developers aren't happy Customers aren’t happy Support isn’t happy Product isn’t happy We struggle to deliver value to our customers No executive understands the metrics usually provided
  58. 58. We completely missed the purpose Developers aren't happy Customers aren’t happy Support isn’t happy Product isn’t happy We struggle to deliver value to our customers No executive understands the metrics usually provided Remember: We are uncovering better ways of developing software...
  59. 59. What are we measuring anyway?
  60. 60. What are we measuring anyway? 8º 12º 20º 21º 22º 23º
  61. 61. How many changes have you seen lately On your processes? On your practice? On your values and principles? On your mindset?
  62. 62. Which makes me wonder Why are most of the companies so rigid with their Agile practices? Where is the agility? Or are we Agile regarding everything except the practice itself?
  63. 63. Popcorn Time Flow for Experimentation
  64. 64. Do you believe Scrum is enough?
  65. 65. Do you believe Scrum is enough?
  66. 66. Do you believe Scrum is enough?
  67. 67. Do you believe Scrum is enough? Agile
  68. 68. Do you believe Scrum is enough? Scrum Agile
  69. 69. At the end of the day Who cares if we are doing sprints... If we don't get any sh*t done? Don’t forget that the purpose is to deliver software… not to do Scrum, sprints or to follow a process
  70. 70. What about certifications? Who here holds a Scrum Alliance’s certification? It just means that you or your company had around 1000 euros to pay for a two or three days training Even the lowest-cost Scrum Alliance course brings its instructor from $3000 to $5000, which is pretty decent pay for two or three days’ work
  71. 71. Just before the final thoughts… three (small) notes: 1 - Agile doesn’t mean Microservices 2 - DevOps is not a role… it’s a culture 3 - If you are not Google, Netflix or Amazon don’t fall into the cargo cult... just because you imitate them you shouldn’t expect to get the same sort of results
  72. 72. So what is NOT the goal of Agile? - Self promotion - Fat bank accounts - Bullshit - Micromanagement - Dogmas - Religion - Silver Bullets - Fad - Trend - Impress your better half - ...
  73. 73. So what is the goal of Agile? To have Happy: - Customers - Developers - Stakeholders - Executives - Office managers - HR - Finance - Cleaning Ladies - ...
  74. 74. Start with “Individuals and interactions” We have a lot to learn with machines... Just go back to 1981 and take a look at the Robustness principle (or Postel's law)​ regarding TCP implementations
  75. 75. Thank you! AGILE

×