Mechanics
ActionProducts
over
Process
Products and People
over
Process and Dogma
What’s your story?
How do those words
help your product?
Choose a few words to
describe your process
Share, Compare, Learn
Learning
by
Comparing
Heart SurgeryBrown M and Ms
Why compare these?
B-17 Rialto Restaurant
Or these?
Simple - Complicated - Complex
Complex Adaptive Systems
Dave Snowden
Complexities We Face
Agility and Complexity
Creating Community (Common Vision)
Form	
  Communi*es	
   	
  (Chartering)	
  
Composing	
  Product...
Discovery Delivery
What and Why How and When
Continuous (Product) Learning
“Pivot”
Do You Have a Good Story to Tell?
User Centered Delivery
When are you ready to iterate?
( an iteration checklist )
Rethinking Development
( product development )
Continuous Deployment
(extremely crazy or extremely powerful?)
Imagine your project is a start up?
How would your approach differ?
Where would you invest your money?
process (how) vs. p...
Build – Measure - Learn
A “Customer Checklist”
Customer Development
How do you measure progress?
Do you develop customer knowledge?
The Red Threads (so far)
Learning by Comparison
Checklists and Complexity
Product / User Focused Process
Customer Developm...
The Story of Brown M & Ms
( complex calls for simple )
So what about brown M & Ms?
Atul Gawande
(author Checklist Manifesto)Simple Process / Complex Environments
Learning From Scientists
( validate assumptions with evidence )
Wendy Freedman
(on the laws of gravity )
“Gravity is just a theory … there is always testing.”
V = GT F = MG
Earthly (Common) Laws
George
Ohm
Ohm’s
Law
What are the laws for agility?
What guides our thinking?
Dude’s Law
Discussions around ”are we doing Agile?”
{ Meaning = Intent / Action }
{ Worth = Purpose / Practice }
“Why are we doing wh...
Dude’s Law: Value = Why / How
V=
W
HV=
W
H
Ques%ons?	
  
Share, Compare, Learn
________________________________________
Coaching and Developing Agility
david.hussman@devjam.com
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The time has come to once again to shift our focus away from process to products and people. Ten years into the agile movement, the original ideals around lightweight process are gaining weight and calcifying in dangerous ways. More and more people spend time talking about “doing agile” instead of simply using agile methods to their advantage.

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David Hussman - Products and People over Process and Dogma

  1. 1. Mechanics ActionProducts over Process
  2. 2. Products and People over Process and Dogma
  3. 3. What’s your story? How do those words help your product? Choose a few words to describe your process
  4. 4. Share, Compare, Learn
  5. 5. Learning by Comparing
  6. 6. Heart SurgeryBrown M and Ms Why compare these?
  7. 7. B-17 Rialto Restaurant Or these?
  8. 8. Simple - Complicated - Complex
  9. 9. Complex Adaptive Systems Dave Snowden
  10. 10. Complexities We Face
  11. 11. Agility and Complexity Creating Community (Common Vision) Form  Communi*es    (Chartering)   Composing  Product    (Personas  -­‐  Story  maps  -­‐  Sketching)   Create  an  Eco-­‐System    (Itera*on  0  -­‐  Common  Workspace)   Delivery (Iterating) Staying  Connected  (Daily  Standup  -­‐  Common  Workspace)   Tracking  Progress    (Task  Walls    -­‐  Burncharts  -­‐  Velocity)   Technical  Agility    (Con*nuous  Integra*on  -­‐  Test  Driven)   Delivering  Value    (Acceptance  Tests  -­‐  Con*nuous  Deploy)   Learning (Tuning) Valida*ng    Progress  (Itera*on  Reviews  -­‐  Users  -­‐  User  Tes*ng)   Reflect  and  Improve  (Retrospec*ve  –  Market  Feedback)   Discovery (Planning) Product  Releases    (Value  -­‐  Effort  -­‐  Dependencies)   Itera*ve  Delivery    (Itera*ons  (cycles)  -­‐  Kanban  (flow))  
  12. 12. Discovery Delivery What and Why How and When Continuous (Product) Learning “Pivot”
  13. 13. Do You Have a Good Story to Tell? User Centered Delivery
  14. 14. When are you ready to iterate? ( an iteration checklist )
  15. 15. Rethinking Development ( product development )
  16. 16. Continuous Deployment (extremely crazy or extremely powerful?)
  17. 17. Imagine your project is a start up? How would your approach differ? Where would you invest your money? process (how) vs. product (why) Intentional Investments
  18. 18. Build – Measure - Learn
  19. 19. A “Customer Checklist” Customer Development
  20. 20. How do you measure progress? Do you develop customer knowledge?
  21. 21. The Red Threads (so far) Learning by Comparison Checklists and Complexity Product / User Focused Process Customer Development
  22. 22. The Story of Brown M & Ms ( complex calls for simple ) So what about brown M & Ms?
  23. 23. Atul Gawande (author Checklist Manifesto)Simple Process / Complex Environments
  24. 24. Learning From Scientists ( validate assumptions with evidence )
  25. 25. Wendy Freedman (on the laws of gravity ) “Gravity is just a theory … there is always testing.” V = GT F = MG
  26. 26. Earthly (Common) Laws George Ohm Ohm’s Law
  27. 27. What are the laws for agility? What guides our thinking?
  28. 28. Dude’s Law
  29. 29. Discussions around ”are we doing Agile?” { Meaning = Intent / Action } { Worth = Purpose / Practice } “Why are we doing what we are doing?”
  30. 30. Dude’s Law: Value = Why / How V= W HV= W H Ques%ons?  
  31. 31. Share, Compare, Learn ________________________________________ Coaching and Developing Agility david.hussman@devjam.com www.devjam.com ©  2010  DevJam  -­‐  All  rights  reserved.    

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