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Hurdles to overcome while becoming Agile/Lean

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Agile is out, Lean is in! We have no time to waste. But what does being Agile really mean? And what does it take to become Lean? How to fully incorporate this into your projects? And may be even more important is how to fully involve the business side, whether this is an internal or external client. Today’s business requires focus on delivery and quick results. Introducing these modern methods is fun, but not always easy. You will have to prepare both your organisation and the client side to prevent misunderstandings. There are many potential hurdles that you will have to overcome.

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Hurdles to overcome while becoming Agile/Lean

  1. 1. @PetersOpinion Hurdles to overcome while becoming Agile/Lean Peter Horsten Co-Founder / MD Goyello A real life story
  2. 2. 11 – 64% OF PROJECTS NOT SUCCESSFUL Source: PMI’s Pulse of the Profession, http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Business- Solutions/PMI_Pulse_2014.ashx
  3. 3. CLIENTS SHARE THEIR NEED WHAT THEY WANT TO PAY AND WHEN IT MUST BE READY ….. and sales already sold it
  4. 4. We all recognize this situation ….. Too often the client does not exactly know what he wants
  5. 5. Tableau I, by Piet Mondriaan
  6. 6. Vincent van Gogh - Zonnebloemen - Google Art Project
  7. 7. TO FEEL IN CONTROL METHODS ARE INTRODUCED
  8. 8. Main hurdles Unclear need Unrealistic expectations Lack of collaboration Unclear goals – Why? Change issues Lack of experience
  9. 9. READY!
  10. 10. My learning journey started in 1993
  11. 11. Have a look from the other side of the table
  12. 12. When methods become religious common sense is gone And we need to use them because they make sense
  13. 13. "Agile is hard, and you can't master it by sitting through a two-day course" Source: James Shore, The art of Agile, http://www.jamesshore.com/Blog/The-Decline-and-Fall-of-Agile.html
  14. 14. We should use the available tools to improve continuously
  15. 15. Team work Trust Mutual understanding Respect Commitment
  16. 16. That’s how it works!
  17. 17. YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOUR ”PATIENT"
  18. 18. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION ANY QUESTIONS? peter.horsten@goyello.com @PetersOpinion peterhorsten http://peterhorsten.com New Trends in Project Management http://ntpm.pl 28 April 2015 Gdynia, Poland
  19. 19. Credits • Tableau I, by Piet Mondriaan, Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tableau_I,_by_Piet_Mondr iaan.jpg, This work is in the public domain in the European Union and non-EU countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years or less. • Vincent van Gogh - Zonnebloemen - Google Art Project, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_- _Zonnebloemen_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg, This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. • Other pictures: istockphoto.com

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