UOL

Usability challenges in Agile/Scrum times




      November, 2009
UOL – www.uol.com.br



• Brazilian portal created in 1996 – news, e-
  commerce, Internet access, e-mail and
  advertisin...
What is UOL?



• 1.7 million of
  subscribers
• 7 million of active
  mailboxes
• 1.7 billion of page
  views
• 67% reach...
Why should we change from RUP to
               something else?




• Do the business departments have a good
  relationsh...
The Agile Way of Thinking




• Before Scrum




• With Scrum




Thks to gojko.net for the picture
Why Agile Exist?




• Hard to manage software as a manufactured
  activity

• Hard to know details of what a product
  sh...
Scrum in a Nutshell




                                             Inspection




                                     W...
Challenges in a Scrum Organization




• Make teams follow good practices and
  standards

• Define design before each spri...
Muito obrigado!



Alexandre dos Santos,
 (alexst@uol.com.br)


    Julio Duram,
(jduram@uolinc.com)
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  1. 1. UOL Usability challenges in Agile/Scrum times November, 2009
  2. 2. UOL – www.uol.com.br • Brazilian portal created in 1996 – news, e- commerce, Internet access, e-mail and advertising • UOL is the largest portal written in Portuguese • The most visited portal in Latin America • About 400 IT people creating and operating Internet products
  3. 3. What is UOL? • 1.7 million of subscribers • 7 million of active mailboxes • 1.7 billion of page views • 67% reach of Brazilian Internet • About 30 scrum teams
  4. 4. Why should we change from RUP to something else? • Do the business departments have a good relationship with you? • How much energy is wasted discussing requirements change instead of producing value? • Can you see the products being delivered easier as long as company invests more money to do them?
  5. 5. The Agile Way of Thinking • Before Scrum • With Scrum Thks to gojko.net for the picture
  6. 6. Why Agile Exist? • Hard to manage software as a manufactured activity • Hard to know details of what a product should have from the beginning • Market changes: new opportunities and other players
  7. 7. Scrum in a Nutshell Inspection Work Demo release Backlog Planning Tasks Work Inspection Retro 3 weeks
  8. 8. Challenges in a Scrum Organization • Make teams follow good practices and standards • Define design before each sprint • Make customer understand learning by doing
  9. 9. Muito obrigado! Alexandre dos Santos, (alexst@uol.com.br) Julio Duram, (jduram@uolinc.com)

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