Agile for Managers by David Draper

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Valtech's David Draper presents 'Agile for Managers' at the London Valtech Agile Edge March 2010.

This presentation looks at agile practises from first principles in order to ensure that on the ground practises support management objectives.

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Agile for Managers by David Draper

  1. 1. AGILE FOR MANAGERS – NOT A DUMMIES GUIDEDAVID DRAPER, SENIOR CONSULTANT AND TRAINING COACH
  2. 2. GOALS TO HELP MANAGERS TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY WITHOUT LOSS OF CONTROL TO HELP THEM SUPPORT A TEAM MOVING TO A MORE AGILE APPROACH
  3. 3. AGILE METHODS HELP US TO FOCUS ON: BUILD THE RIGHT THING //BUILD IT AT THE RIGHT QUALITY // GENERATE INFORMATION TO IMPROVECAPABILITYWHY CARE ?
  4. 4. AGILE FRAUD Appreciative Enquiry Team Theory of Dynamics AGILE Constraints Queuing Systems Theory Thinking Lean ProductionLean ProductDevelopment
  5. 5. WHISTLE STOP TOUR …
  6. 6. WHISTLE STOP TOUR … BATCH SIZE QUEUES FEEDBACK & INFORMATION CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PRIORITISATION
  7. 7. REDUCE BATCH SIZE COORDINATION COSTS INCREASE WITH BATCH SIZE ATTACK TRANSACTION COSTS TO MAKE SMALLER BATCHES VIABLE SMALL BATCHES ENABLE BUSINESS AGILITY Coordination Costs Trans- Trans- Value Adding Action Action Work Cost Cost
  8. 8. WHISTLE STOP TOUR … BATCH SIZE QUEUES FEEDBACK & INFORMATION CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PRIORITISATION
  9. 9. EFFECT OF QUEUES
  10. 10. CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMSBY BRINGING DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES TOGETHER WE …
  11. 11. FLOW WOULD BE GREAT // NEED TO MANAGE BOTTLENECKS // NEED TOBALANCE THE WORKFLOWCOULD WE ELIMINATEQUEUES?
  12. 12. WHISTLE STOP TOUR … BATCH SIZE QUEUES FEEDBACK & INFORMATION CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PRIORITISATION
  13. 13. INFORMATION IS VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BUILD PRODUCTS BETTER (LESSONS LEARNT) INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT (FEEDBACK) FAILURES CREATE INFORMATION ... ONCE!
  14. 14. FEEDBACK MINIMISE THE INVESTMENT REQUIRED TO GENERATE USEFUL FEEDBACK SOLICIT FEEDBACK EARLY AND OFTEN MANAGE FIDELITY & INVESTMENT
  15. 15. WHISTLE STOP TOUR … BATCH SIZE QUEUES FEEDBACK & INFORMATION CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PRIORITISATION
  16. 16. SCIENTIFIC METHOD DO GRASP THE PLAN SITUATION CHECK ADAPT
  17. 17. FAILURE TOLERANCE NEED TO COMMUNICATE AND DEMONSTRATE FAILURE TOLERANCE WHY? WE WANT EXPERIMENTATION WE WANT ORIGINAL THOUGHT WE WANT PROBLEM SOLVING
  18. 18. WHAT TASKS DO YOU CURRENTLY UNDER-GO THAT ADD NO VALUE?WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE VALUABLE SOMETIMES?IS THIS TASK WORTHDOING?
  19. 19. WHISTLE STOP TOUR … BATCH SIZE QUEUES FEEDBACK & INFORMATION CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PRIORITISATION
  20. 20. COST OF DELAY
  21. 21. OH,AND ONE MORETHING …EMPOWERMENT
  22. 22. SOUNDS RISKY?AGREE POLICIES: POLICIES PROVIDE BOUNDS POLICIES MAKE TAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE EASY
  23. 23. CONCLUSION AGILE IN THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM IS NOT ENOUGH MANAGEMENT MUST OFFER THE RIGHT CONTEXT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGEMENT TO LEVERAGE AGILE TEAMS FOR ECONOMIC BENEFIT
  24. 24. ?ANY QUESTIONS …
  25. 25. http://www.valtech.co.ukhttp://blog.valtech.co.ukhttp://twitter.com/valtech

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