Leadership in the Agile World: Where do managers fit in?

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My keynote presentation for AccuRev's Agile To You conference in Santa Clara, CA. This talk is focused on where management can be involved in Agile adoption by support teams and focus on the entire organizational change.

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Leadership in the Agile World: Where do managers fit in?

  1. 1. Leadership in the Agile world Where do managers fit in?
  2. 2. 20+ Industry 5+ Agile @skipangel
  3. 3. We know Agile focuses on the team
  4. 4. Yet some are left asking “Where do I fit in?”
  5. 5. One such group Management
  6. 6. Where can Managers support teams?
  7. 7. More “XYZ” Agile Time Methodology Typical More Tools Adoption $$$ Path t Harder o Adap t Teams
  8. 8. Ou tcomes Principles Keep it Minimal Barely Sufficient Simple Processes Tools daption Teams A through g Learnin
  9. 9. Reduce Dependencies
  10. 10. Team Dependencies Dev BA QA Functional Teams
  11. 11. Team Dependencies Dev BA QA Dependencies between individuals
  12. 12. Team Dependencies Component Teams
  13. 13. Team Dependencies Dependencies between teams
  14. 14. Team Dependencies Feature Teams
  15. 15. Team Dependencies May have some dependencies
  16. 16. Reduce Debt From upcoming book “Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change” by Chris Sterling
  17. 17. Technical Debt Issues in software implementation that will impede future development if left unresolved
  18. 18. Quality Debt A lack of quality, either technical or functional, will lessen value per feature added over time
  19. 19. Configuration Management Debt Creating unpredictable and error-prone release management
  20. 20. Minimize Waste PARTIAL FINDING DELAYS WORK INFO OVER EXTRA DEFECTS HANDOFFS PRODUCE STEPS
  21. 21. Create Collaborative Environments
  22. 22. http://xp123.com/xplor/room-gallery/index.shtml
  23. 23. F ormal Re search Tra ining Time Invest in Learning Set Comm unities Based ractice of P D esign
  24. 24. Where can managers change the organization?
  25. 25. Everybody needs to understand strategy
  26. 26. Culture of Learning Culture of Fear
  27. 27. Optimize the whole not the parts 3 Days 10 Days 10 Days 5 Days 3 Days Approve Tech Code Verify Request and Deploy Prioritize Assessment and Test and Fix 10 Min 10 Min 30 Min 4 Hours 2 Hours 1 Hour 20 Min 12 Hours 6 Hours VALUE ~300 Minutes ~2% WASTE EFFICIENCY ~16000 Minutes
  28. 28. Optimize the whole not the parts 1 Hour 4 Hours 4 Hours 1 Day 4 Hours X 3 Days 10 X Days X 10 Days X 5 Days X 3 Days Approve Tech Code Verify Request and Deploy Prioritize Assessment and Test and Fix 10 Min 10 Min 30 Min 4 Hours 2 Hours 1 Hour X 20 Min X 12 Hours X 6 Hours 5 Min 2 Hours 2 Hours VALUE ~300 Minutes WASTE ~20% EFFICIENCY ~1500 Minutes
  29. 29. Everybody needs to solve the problems
  30. 30. Agile will help, but cannot address all challenges
  31. 31. Agile is not a “Dev” thing but a significant organizational change
  32. 32. Agile is not a destination but a journey
  33. 33. Agile needs strong leaders to make the difference
  34. 34. Will you be that leader?

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