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Thinking & Customizing
Agile
by

Sivaram Athmakuri
(Business First Agile Professional)
PMP, ACP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Agile PM ...
Thinking & Customizing Agile
Agenda
• Welcome
• Thinking Agile
– Changing Mindset
– Agile Benefits

• #1 Challenge
• Custo...
Welcome

Sivaram Athmakuri

3
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Which one have you used ?
Water fall (SDLC)

Sivaram Athmakuri

Agile

4
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Thinking Agile

Sivaram Athmakuri

5
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Illustration – Examination (Model)
Annual examination (ONLY)

vs
Semester Exam

Sivaram Athmakuri

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siva_athma@yahoo.com
Illustration – Mobile Features
• How many features are available?
• How many you use?

Sivaram Athmakuri

7
siva_athma@yah...
Illustration - Shopping
• Do you prepare a list before shopping?
• Do you follow it?

Sivaram Athmakuri

8
siva_athma@yaho...
Illustration – Buying Rice
• First time buying …

Sivaram Athmakuri

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siva_athma@yahoo.com
Agile benefits
•
•
•
•

Minimize risk
Respond to dynamics
Involves Users/Customers
Deepens Ownership/relation ship

Sivara...
• How many projects have a Dedicated Product
Owner ?

Sivaram Athmakuri

11
siva_athma@yahoo.com
• How many projects have a Dedicated Product
Owner ?
– Only 24% of Agile projects have dedicated PO

Sivaram Athmakuri

12...
#1 Challenge
• How to win Product Owner (PO) and influence
them better

Sivaram Athmakuri

13
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Product owner at onsite,
team at Offshore

Sivaram Athmakuri

14
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Product owner at onsite, team at
Offshore
• Product Owner available for limited time
– Slows response time
– Introduces er...
Proxy Product Owner

Sivaram Athmakuri

16
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Proxy acting as Product Owner
– Proxy PO and PO having different visions
– Proxy PO not taking decisions (or not given
aut...
Possible Solutions

Sivaram Athmakuri

18
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Product owner at onsite, team at
Offshore
• Increase Participation/Involvement by
– User Stories (Requirements in Business...
Proxy acting as Product Owner
• Find the Best fit from client’s side (to be
Proxy)
– Department Head (ZM-Sales if CRM is d...
Results

Sivaram Athmakuri

21
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Sivaram Athmakuri

22
siva_athma@yahoo.com
Sivaram Athmakuri

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siva_athma@yahoo.com
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  1. 1. Thinking & Customizing Agile by Sivaram Athmakuri (Business First Agile Professional) PMP, ACP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Agile PM Practitioner Assistant Vice President
  2. 2. Thinking & Customizing Agile Agenda • Welcome • Thinking Agile – Changing Mindset – Agile Benefits • #1 Challenge • Customizing – Product Owner (Onsite), Team (Offshore) – Proxy Product Owner • Results Sivaram Athmakuri 2 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  3. 3. Welcome Sivaram Athmakuri 3 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  4. 4. Which one have you used ? Water fall (SDLC) Sivaram Athmakuri Agile 4 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  5. 5. Thinking Agile Sivaram Athmakuri 5 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  6. 6. Illustration – Examination (Model) Annual examination (ONLY) vs Semester Exam Sivaram Athmakuri 6 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  7. 7. Illustration – Mobile Features • How many features are available? • How many you use? Sivaram Athmakuri 7 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  8. 8. Illustration - Shopping • Do you prepare a list before shopping? • Do you follow it? Sivaram Athmakuri 8 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  9. 9. Illustration – Buying Rice • First time buying … Sivaram Athmakuri 9 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  10. 10. Agile benefits • • • • Minimize risk Respond to dynamics Involves Users/Customers Deepens Ownership/relation ship Sivaram Athmakuri 10 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  11. 11. • How many projects have a Dedicated Product Owner ? Sivaram Athmakuri 11 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  12. 12. • How many projects have a Dedicated Product Owner ? – Only 24% of Agile projects have dedicated PO Sivaram Athmakuri 12 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  13. 13. #1 Challenge • How to win Product Owner (PO) and influence them better Sivaram Athmakuri 13 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  14. 14. Product owner at onsite, team at Offshore Sivaram Athmakuri 14 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  15. 15. Product owner at onsite, team at Offshore • Product Owner available for limited time – Slows response time – Introduces errors from both directions Sivaram Athmakuri siva_athma@yahoo.com
  16. 16. Proxy Product Owner Sivaram Athmakuri 16 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  17. 17. Proxy acting as Product Owner – Proxy PO and PO having different visions – Proxy PO not taking decisions (or not given authority to take decisions) – Decisions taken by Proxy PO are over-ruled – Product Owner acting as Guest Sivaram Athmakuri 17 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  18. 18. Possible Solutions Sivaram Athmakuri 18 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  19. 19. Product owner at onsite, team at Offshore • Increase Participation/Involvement by – User Stories (Requirements in Business Language) – Sprint Planning(PO defines Priority for functionality) – Informal Demo after User Story is done -don’t wait till Sprint review (PO provides continuous feedback) Sivaram Athmakuri siva_athma@yahoo.com
  20. 20. Proxy acting as Product Owner • Find the Best fit from client’s side (to be Proxy) – Department Head (ZM-Sales if CRM is developed) – End Users (focus groups) – Domain Experts/Business Analysts from our side (last choice) Sivaram Athmakuri siva_athma@yahoo.com
  21. 21. Results Sivaram Athmakuri 21 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  22. 22. Sivaram Athmakuri 22 siva_athma@yahoo.com
  23. 23. Sivaram Athmakuri 23 siva_athma@yahoo.com

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