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Next Level Agile
Ryan Polk
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How Does This
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Organize for the Work
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Delivers the Original
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Remember Company 2?
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Next Level Agile - Ryan Polk

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The next level of agile will take you through how agile at scale is different then the team level agile. Strong agile basics are always key to a successful business and why connecting delivery to strategy is essential in realizing the promise of agile. This will help you understand where you are in your agile journey, how to identify trouble spots, and how to fix them.

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  1. 1. www.rallydev.com Next Level Agile Ryan Polk
  2. 2. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. What Was Rally’s Original Name? - 2 -
  3. 3. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. The Companies - 3 -
  4. 4. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Overview: • 10,000+ engineers • 10+ years of Agile • Hundreds if not thousands of teams • Long history of very team-focused Agile practices • Strong resistance to Agile at scale and product management practices Results: • Almost complete lack of ability to manage work across the organization • Almost no visibility into work, even at the team level • Regressed Agile practices to the degree of Agile anarchy • Agile dogma wars • Team-level Agile practices that are barely recognizable as Agile • Strong organizational resistance to any new practices - 4 - Large Internet Property
  5. 5. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Overview: • 160+ engineers • 14+ years of Agile • 15 teams • Long history of experimental Agile practices • 5+ product lines • Considerable loss in organizational velocity and value delivery year over year Results: • Resistance to any management of work across the product lines • Evolution to the easy • Agile is for an engineer’s mindset • Team-level Agile practices that are barely recognizable as Agile • Strong organizational resistance to Agile coaching - 5 - Midsize SaaS Company – Early 2014
  6. 6. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Overview: • 200+ engineers • 2+ years of Agile • 18 teams • Launched their Agile rollout with a focus on total transformation • Open and honest retrospection on their practices / processes and a willingness to commit to organizational change • CIO / head of the business completely aligned on mission to improve how they deliver products Results: • Total organizational buy-in into Agile principles and practices • 2+ years of Agile development with considerable improvements in quality, velocity, and customer satisfaction year over year • Consistent team-level Agile practices • Consistent organizational practices that align delivery work to the highest-value business priorities - 6 - Midsize 120+ Year Old Insurance Company
  7. 7. How Does This Happen? - 7 -
  8. 8. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. The Problem - 8 -
  9. 9. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 9 - Evolution To the Easy
  10. 10. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 10 - Developer-only Agile
  11. 11. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 11 - Who Needs Management? Software developers: Unemployment < 3.5%
  12. 12. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 12 - Eschewing Commitment
  13. 13. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Managing the Matrix - 13 -
  14. 14. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 14 - Moving Resources
  15. 15. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. • Hidden work • High Work In Progress (WiP) • Lack of focus • Or purposeful focus away from vision • Learned helplessness - 15 - The Tyranny of the Now
  16. 16. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. The Solutions - 16 -
  17. 17. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 17 - First Things First – Back To Basics
  18. 18. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. SAFe, Scaled Agile, and Scaled Agile Framework are trademarks or registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc. - 18 - Transform at Scale
  19. 19. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 19 - Manage – Program / Product Manage
  20. 20. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Limit WiP - 20 -
  21. 21. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 21 - Manage – Program / Product Manage
  22. 22. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 22 - Big Room Planning
  23. 23. Organize for the Work
  24. 24. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 24 - Intelligent Design? Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) Organizational change Platform
  25. 25. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 25 - Continually Measure and Transform
  26. 26. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. The Next Level of Agile - 26 -
  27. 27. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 27 - Starts at Scale SAFe, Scaled Agile, and Scaled Agile Framework are trademarks or registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  28. 28. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Organized for the Work Agile team Agile team Agile team Agile team Product manager Delivery director SM SM PO PO PO PO Delivery manager Delivery manager Communities Of Practice - 28 -
  29. 29. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 29 - Makes and Meets Commitments
  30. 30. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 30 - Always Transforming
  31. 31. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. - 31 - Lead Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) Organizational change Platform
  32. 32. - 32 - Delivers the Original Promise of Agile
  33. 33. Remember Company 2? - 33 -
  34. 34. www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved. Overview: • 160+ engineers • 14+ years of Agile • 15 teams • Re-baselined Scrum Agile practices • Big Room Planning • 1 Agile Release Train • 1 product (feature-based) roadmap Results: • X2 feature output • Average 95% commitment / acceptance ratio • 100% delivery of roadmap commitments • Considerable Productivity and Predictability gains - 34 - Midsize SaaS Company – Early 2015
  35. 35. Thank you www.rallydev.com Confidential Do not copy or distribute without express permission of Rally. ©2015 Rally Software Development Corp. All rights reserved.

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