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Rajeev.Singh@ThoughtWorks.com  www.AgileMontage.com
Behaviors are fairly                  predictable. It doesn’t help to                      blame people, RajeevOMG! Did he...
Is Agile:      The best way to run a project?                    ORThe way best people choose to run a project?
People are more valuable, butother things are more valuable
ORGANIZATIONStrengths that sometimes become their weaknessesMANAGEMENTLack of courage it often demonstratesTEAMStruggles t...
ORGANIZATION• Instant Agile                     • Corporate Policies and Structures• Strong IdentityMANAGEMENT• Squirrel A...
Calendars Booked Through Year End
Certificate of Achievement              This is to certify that          …………………………………………..           Has achieved an awar...
THE UGL MIRROR       YAgile World Exclusive            COMPETENCE NEWS AND GOSSIP     March 10, 2012YOUR HEROES ARE NOVICE...
We have daily                   Our standups  standups                         are long                   Yes, PO can     ...
ValueScope           Schedule
Value          (Releasable Product, Continuous Improvement)            Quality                                            ...
People development backlogRecipe for Continuous   Improvement?
Everybody please clean your calendars
Bias for              “Misguided”conventional             Command  Success               and Control               Stigma
Holy Grail?
Social Identity              Autonomy             Self-Efficacy
Mindset    Methods     Media           Inspect,      ToolsSocratic    adapt,    contribute,             vary      not drive
WINTER   TemplateSECRET              Foundation of AgilitySAUCE
Self Direction / Org.     12/Year
LearningBalance Shock and Maintenance  Estimates
Demonstrate “Why”    Wasteful but not Useless    Artifacts
Beware of Tool Trap     Where and How Fast       Excel
Frequent and small                Allows                                           Releases                 Enables       ...
On the Surface   Minimal                                             Frequent and                  Planning Game      Dail...
Process FanaticsUnsatisfied and demotivated people Weak at addressing people issues                 Is Agile:             ...
Rajeev.Singh@ThoughtWorks.com  www.AgileMontage.com
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Agile Pathologies: Backyards of Agile Shops

  1. 1. Rajeev.Singh@ThoughtWorks.com www.AgileMontage.com
  2. 2. Behaviors are fairly predictable. It doesn’t help to blame people, RajeevOMG! Did he say “Pathologies”?
  3. 3. Is Agile: The best way to run a project? ORThe way best people choose to run a project?
  4. 4. People are more valuable, butother things are more valuable
  5. 5. ORGANIZATIONStrengths that sometimes become their weaknessesMANAGEMENTLack of courage it often demonstratesTEAMStruggles they constantly have but do very little aboutINDIVIDUALProblems people often don’t know of and ignore
  6. 6. ORGANIZATION• Instant Agile • Corporate Policies and Structures• Strong IdentityMANAGEMENT• Squirrel Agile • Misguided Command and Control• Lack of Team Design • Struggle with New Metrics• Cherry-Pick Agile • Agile without AgilityTEAM• Issues repeat in Retrospectives • Regular Hangovers• Increase Iteration Length • Extending Iterations• Homework in Iteration Planning • Incorrect Accounting of VelocityINDIVIDUALS• Uninterested in ‘Why’ of Agile • Behaviors that Block Acceptance• Estimation Scales • Lone Wolf Syndrome• Neuro-linguistic Tendencies • Broken Window Syndrome
  7. 7. Calendars Booked Through Year End
  8. 8. Certificate of Achievement This is to certify that ………………………………………….. Has achieved an award in ……………………………….Signed: xx/xx/xxxx
  9. 9. THE UGL MIRROR YAgile World Exclusive COMPETENCE NEWS AND GOSSIP March 10, 2012YOUR HEROES ARE NOVICES P P R R SOLUTION O B O Dunning B L E NOVICE EXPERT L Kruger E M M
  10. 10. We have daily Our standups standups are long Yes, PO can Do we need a participate daily standup? Best Practices Memorize Understand Reflect Question Chasm of CuriosityStroll Transformation
  11. 11. ValueScope Schedule
  12. 12. Value (Releasable Product, Continuous Improvement) Quality Constraints(Reliable, Adaptable Product) (Cost, Schedule, Scope)
  13. 13. People development backlogRecipe for Continuous Improvement?
  14. 14. Everybody please clean your calendars
  15. 15. Bias for “Misguided”conventional Command Success and Control Stigma
  16. 16. Holy Grail?
  17. 17. Social Identity Autonomy Self-Efficacy
  18. 18. Mindset Methods Media Inspect, ToolsSocratic adapt, contribute, vary not drive
  19. 19. WINTER TemplateSECRET Foundation of AgilitySAUCE
  20. 20. Self Direction / Org. 12/Year
  21. 21. LearningBalance Shock and Maintenance Estimates
  22. 22. Demonstrate “Why” Wasteful but not Useless Artifacts
  23. 23. Beware of Tool Trap Where and How Fast Excel
  24. 24. Frequent and small Allows Releases Enables Produces CustomerContinuous Refactoring InvolvementIntegration Simple Design Triggers Allows Requires Enables Enables TDD Adaptive Planning MethodsAutomated Empowered Collective Testing Teams Ownership Allows Requires Allows Minimal Documentation
  25. 25. On the Surface Minimal Frequent and Planning Game Daily StandupDocumentation Small Releases In the MiddleCollective Coding Continuous Sustainable AdaptiveOwnership Standards Integration Pace Planning Deep Down Pair TDD Refactoring Simple Design Programming
  26. 26. Process FanaticsUnsatisfied and demotivated people Weak at addressing people issues Is Agile: Best way? OR Best people?
  27. 27. Rajeev.Singh@ThoughtWorks.com www.AgileMontage.com

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