Introduction to Agile for Managers

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Introduction to Agile for Managers

  1. 1. Introduction to Agile for Managers www.adsdevshop.com With Robert Dempsey
  2. 2. Welcome! Robert Dempsey CEO & Founder LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertwdempsey Twitter: @rdempsey
  3. 3. Agenda 12 Agile Principles Real-World Benefits Adding Agile To Your Process Q&A
  4. 4. Agenda 12 Agile Principles Real-World Benefits Adding Agile To Your Process Q&A
  5. 5. Agile 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
  6. 6. 12 Agile Principles Satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software Welcome changing requirements, and harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage Deliver working software frequently, with a preference to a shorter timescale Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project
  7. 7. 12 Agile Principles Build projects around motivated individuals; give them the environment, support and trust they need The most efficient and effective method of conveying information is face-to-face conversation Working software is the primary measure of progress Agile processes promote sustainable development. Everyone should be able to maintain a constant pace, indefinitely
  8. 8. 12 Agile Principles Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility Simplicity -- the art of maximizing the amount of work not done -- is essential The best architectures, requirements, and designs, emerge from self-organizing teams At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts behavior accordingly
  9. 9. Agenda 12 Agile Principles Real-World Benefits Adding Agile To Your Process Q&A
  10. 10. Project Success Rate 35% 32% ( 2006 ) ( 2008 )
  11. 11. Project Failure Rate 19% 24% ( 2006 ) ( 2008 )
  12. 12. Cost Overruns 47% 54% ( 2006 ) ( 2008 )
  13. 13. Time Overruns 72% 79% ( 2006 ) ( 2008 )
  14. 14. Features Used 20% ~ 25% ( 2006 ) ( 2008 )
  15. 15. Increased Productivity 82%
  16. 16. Increased Quality 77%
  17. 17. Increased Satisfaction 78%
  18. 18. Decreased Costs 37%
  19. 19. Anecdotal Bene ts Increased employee satisfaction Better communication between business and IT Greater visibility into projects Increased ROI through a focus on value Better predictability of feature delivery More stability in the development process More time for management to focus on other things More, more, more
  20. 20. Agenda 12 Agile Principles Real-World Benefits Adding Agile To Your Process Q&A
  21. 21. Start with a Goal
  22. 22. Document Current Process
  23. 23. Look at Current Systems
  24. 24. Seek Areas of Improvement
  25. 25. What We’ve Seen Trouble selling to management Multiple lists of requirements: keeping everyone on the same page Management has little to no visibility into projects Unable to track progress
  26. 26. Selling to Management Alleviate the biggest pain points Use Agile principles and practices to achieve business goals Find out their expectations and inform everyone See what can be done now for the greatest impact Don’t talk about Agile, do it Use the stats provided in this presentation
  27. 27. Multiple Requirements Lists Create a single backlog Add additional information to each item Prioritize by date Prioritize by value - better
  28. 28. Limited Visibility 100 75 50 25 0 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Velocity Ideal
  29. 29. Unable to Track Progress 293 215 164 152 S1 S2 S3 S4 Velocity
  30. 30. Agenda 12 Agile Principles Real-World Benefits Adding Agile To Your Process Q&A
  31. 31. Q&A Webinar chat Twitter: @rdempsey
  32. 32. Thank You! Agile Coaching & Consulting 1-888-331-8520 http://www.adsdevshop.com/free-agile-coaching Robert Dempsey CEO & Founder LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertwdempsey Twitter: @rdempsey

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