AdoptingAgile in EstoniaAgileSaturday (firstconferenceofAgile Estonia)13.02.2010 Tallinn<br />Alek Kozlov, Hanno Jarvet<br...
References / customers / personal experience<br />
Experience in implementing Agile in development teams working on<br />Public  / Privatesectors 	& 	asSupplier / asCustomer...
Retrospective<br />Find a partner and discuss (2 minutes):<br />What have I learned today?<br />What do I still want to kn...
Reported reasons for implementing agile in Estonia<br />Hype (we heard it somewhere, our customers want it, it seems to be...
Some Local Quotes<br />We are using our own methodology. It is called common sense and it works just fine.<br />Someone in...
Adoption Antipatterns<br />New religion<br />Go it alone<br />Forced adoption<br />No pilot project<br />Don&apos;t train ...
Obstacles for adoption(wemetmostoften)<br />Forced adoption of agile for micromanagement purposes<br />Lack of trust<br />...
Obstacles for adoptioncont.(wemetmostoften)<br />Lack of knowledge<br />don’t train anyone<br />blind belief in agile	<br ...
Success stories<br />Issues:<br />The customer wants everything at once<br />Lack of visibility<br />Solution(4 first step...
Find a partner and discuss (2 minutes):<br />What do I plan to implement?<br />What do I plan to do differently in my work...
Recommendations<br />Don&apos;t reinvent the wheel<br />It costs a lot of time and money <br />Minimum for implementation ...
Don&apos;t do this at home, we are trained professionals ;)<br />We offer:<br />Coaching<br />Training + consultation<br /...
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A presentation describing our experience helping companies and organizations adopt scrum and agile in Estonia in 2009. Presented at AgileSaturday, the first agile conference in Estonia.

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  1. 1. AdoptingAgile in EstoniaAgileSaturday (firstconferenceofAgile Estonia)13.02.2010 Tallinn<br />Alek Kozlov, Hanno Jarvet<br />Scrum.ee<br />
  2. 2. References / customers / personal experience<br />
  3. 3. Experience in implementing Agile in development teams working on<br />Public / Privatesectors & asSupplier / asCustomer<br />Self Service portals<br />e-Commerce solutions<br />Financial Management Information Systems<br />e-procurement<br />e-Archives<br />Distributed Retail Enterprise Information Systems<br />Business Intelligence<br />Middle-ware<br />Front end for embedded software<br />Web portals<br />
  4. 4. Retrospective<br />Find a partner and discuss (2 minutes):<br />What have I learned today?<br />What do I still want to know?<br />
  5. 5. Reported reasons for implementing agile in Estonia<br />Hype (we heard it somewhere, our customers want it, it seems to be a good buzzword etc.)<br />A specific project is in trouble and nothing else seems to help.<br />We are not sure what our developers are actually doing.<br />We are not happy with our current results (time, quality, customer satisfaction) – “MASU”.<br />
  6. 6. Some Local Quotes<br />We are using our own methodology. It is called common sense and it works just fine.<br />Someone in our company is using some parts of Scrum in some projects where it is useful.<br />The developers are lazy and stupid - if we don&apos;t control them they will never get the project done.<br />Agile is just for developers who do not want to do their job well.<br />Agile is just RUP with a pretty face and we are already doing that with prototyping and early releases.<br />Agile is a new management fad that will pass. <br />The customer/supplier will never go along with it.<br />We already have a couple certified specialists who seem to be working on adoption.<br />Our supplier has their own methodology<br />
  7. 7. Adoption Antipatterns<br />New religion<br />Go it alone<br />Forced adoption<br />No pilot project<br />Don&apos;t train anyone<br />Ignore the corporate culture<br />Don&apos;t engage the gold owner<br />Worst Employee As ScrumMaster<br />ScrumMaster Is Nominated<br />“Project Manager is ScrumMaster”<br />Source: Wayne Allen<br />
  8. 8. Obstacles for adoption(wemetmostoften)<br />Forced adoption of agile for micromanagement purposes<br />Lack of trust<br />Unwillingness to change<br />Unmotivated team <br />Fear of failure<br />not to reach the goal of the project<br />to lose reputation<br />to be kicked out of the company<br />
  9. 9. Obstacles for adoptioncont.(wemetmostoften)<br />Lack of knowledge<br />don’t train anyone<br />blind belief in agile <br />how to cope with communication issues and emotions<br />We have sent our specialists to certification courses so it should start happening any minute now<br />By-the-book attitude<br />Implementing processes without understanding the principles. <br />The purpose of agile development: to provide value to the customer<br />
  10. 10. Success stories<br />Issues:<br />The customer wants everything at once<br />Lack of visibility<br />Solution(4 first steps):<br />Creating a common vision<br />Writing architecturally important user stories<br />Creating a prioritized backlog<br />Scrum<br />MostoftenweimplementStealth-SCRUM<br />Consequences<br />Resumed communication /workingrelationshipwithout lawyers<br />Increased productivity<br />
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  19. 19. Find a partner and discuss (2 minutes):<br />What do I plan to implement?<br />What do I plan to do differently in my work?<br />Surprisesfromtoday<br />
  20. 20. Recommendations<br />Don&apos;t reinvent the wheel<br />It costs a lot of time and money <br />Minimum for implementation in Crystal Clear (Alistair Cockburn): <br />Frequent delivery of usable code to users<br />Reflective improvement<br />Osmotic communication preferably by being co-located<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Clear_(software_development)<br />
  21. 21. Don&apos;t do this at home, we are trained professionals ;)<br />We offer:<br />Coaching<br />Training + consultation<br />Agile implementations<br />Production management and improvement<br />Innovationgames®workshopsfor new product development<br />

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