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Agile Reports for the PM Brain


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Agile Conference Presentation:
You’re a project manager and you’ve just been given an Agile project to look after. You ask for reports and you get burndown charts, velocity graphs, and cumulative flow diagrams. What in the world are these, and why do you suddenly have a migraine headache?
Metrics are different in Agile, but the questions remain the same. Come and see what your brain needs to understand the tracking of products built in an Agile way. We’ll build an Agile dashboard that you can take into your next meeting.

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Agile Reports for the PM Brain

  1. 1. Agile Reporting for PM Brain Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour 2018 1 2 3 Open a browser on any laptop, tablet or smartphone Go to Answer the three questions Quiz
  2. 2. Presenters Wayne Hetherington Independent Agile Coach contracted to CIBC Farahnaz Henley Scrum Master RBC Bank
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction Basic Cognitive Terms Brief History of Agile Projects Good, Bad & Ugly Metrics Build you Dashboard Wrap up
  4. 4. Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely Escape Velocity Doc Norton Introduction
  5. 5. Bias Confirmation Bias Heuristic Availability Heuristic Fallacy Conjunction Fallacy Illusion Illusion of Transparency Paradox Cobb’s Paradox Basic Cognitive Terms
  6. 6. Waterfall Reporting Why using the Waterfall reporting system is not functional in Agile environment? • The Waterfall measurement structure is no longer available in Agile framework • Continuing Reporting in Waterfall way imposes the Waterfall culture to the team So how to bring visibility into the progress of the team for stakeholders?
  7. 7. Project Management Reports and Mindset A Brief History of Agile Projects Gantt Chart Budget Forecast Resource Allocation Red/Amber/Green Project Health Risk Log
  8. 8. Illusion of Control Let’s play a game to clarify the concept: Pair up with someone – 1 roller & 1 watcher You can bet up to $10 against the house but keep the amount secret to yourself Roll the die! If you roll 6; you both win otherwise you both lose
  9. 9. Estimate vs. Actual %100 10 hours %50 5 hours Estimate Actual
  10. 10. Goodhart’s Law Vanity Metrics Hawthorne Effect Good, Bad & Ugly Metrics Be careful of cognitive bias when picking metrics
  11. 11. Build you Dashboard A good place to start is a goal based approach: or OKR: Objectives & Key ResultsMQGoal uestion etrics Start by asking yourself what GOAL you would like to achieve Then come up with the QUESTIONS you would like to answer You can choose proper METRICS based on the answers above Don’t measure metrics that you’re not willing to improve!
  12. 12. Build your Dashboard Product Process
  13. 13. Thank you Q&A
  14. 14. Conjunction Fallacy n ni g Back