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Failure and Agility


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Blaise Vignon of Microsoft and Emmanuel Levi-Valensi share the ins and outs of how to be Agile and when.

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Failure and Agility

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  2. 2. Emmanuel Levi-Valensi<br />Blaise Vignon<br />
  3. 3. Failure and agility<br />
  4. 4. A sadstatistic<br />Proportion of New Businesses Founded in 1992 Still Alive By Year.<br />Most startup failures are due to running out of money beforehaving the right product<br />There canbeother causes (WCR, foundershoutfest, litigation)<br />But not in the context of this talk <br />Source : Illusions of Entrepreneurship<br />Scott Shane (US Data, all industries)<br />
  5. 5. The followingslideswerebuiltwith software engineering in mind<br />The learningfrom Software Engineering have been applied to broaderfields<br />
  6. 6. The longer the project, the likelier the failure<br />
  7. 7. ….becauseitis the lessclearwhatsuccess looks like …<br />
  8. 8. … and noise levelscanget out of control…<br />Undefined<br />Anarchy<br />Complex<br />Requirements<br />Complicated<br />Welldefined<br />Technology<br />(projectenvironment in general)<br />Cuttingedge<br />Mature<br />
  9. 9. …but do we know whyprojectsshouldbebig?<br />Only 20% of features are usedoften<br />
  10. 10. … and designing the wrongthingiseasy…<br />(we do not always know what the customerwill look like)<br />
  11. 11. Project (and startup) management canbelikethis<br />
  12. 12. Inefficient way of working<br />The « break-down and specialize » management method leads to many wastes:<br />Stock of useless functionalities, <br />documentation<br />High cost of coordination and communication<br />
  13. 13. Agility proposes a different management paradigm…<br />Source:<br />
  14. 14. Important Agile Principles<br />Customer satisfaction <br />is the main goal<br />Collective <br />commitment<br />Measure to objectivize<br />Intrinsic <br />quality<br />
  15. 15. Agility proposes a different management paradigm…<br />
  16. 16. Agile way of deliveringThe Scrumprocess<br />
  17. 17. Fail fast, failearly<br />As we are delivering fast, we can harvest positive and negative feedbacks<br />As we accept changes, we can take into account these feedbacks and adapt our plans<br />Feedback is more precious than perfection<br />
  18. 18. Tips to accelerate failure (or success)<br />Instead of building a full product or service, prototype it<br />There are several prototype types:<br />The Minimal<br /> Viable Product<br />Mechanical turk<br />Pinocchio<br />The Provincial<br />
  19. 19. Agile Marketing<br />Imagine and validate the MVP<br />Generatedemand<br />Validatemarkethypothesis<br />Accelerate!<br />
  20. 20. Somegreat books…<br /><br />
  21. 21. Use a cloud … ittracksyourneed<br />“Fastgrowth“ <br />“On / Off “ <br />Période<br />d’inactivité<br />Charge<br />Charge<br />Utilisation<br />Utilisation<br />Utilisation<br />Temps<br />Temps<br />“Unpredictibleload“ <br />“predictibleload“ <br />Charge<br />Charge<br />Utilisation<br />Utilisation<br />Temps<br />Temps<br />
  22. 22. Use a cloud… itreduceswaste<br />
  23. 23. Use a cloud … focus on yourownwork<br />Cloud PaaS<br />Plateform<br />Traditonalhosting<br />Cloud IaaS<br />Infrastructure<br />Vous gérez<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />Vous gérez<br />Données<br />Data<br />Data<br />Runtime<br />Runtime<br />Runtime<br />Géré par l’opérateur Cloud<br />Vous gérez<br />Middleware<br />Middleware<br />Middleware<br />Géré par l’opérateur Cloud<br />O/S<br />O/S<br />O/S<br />Virtualisation<br />Virtualization<br />Virtualization<br />Serveurs<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Stockage<br />Storage<br />Storage<br />Réseau<br />Networking<br />Networking<br /><ul><li>Dans le cadre d’un cloud privé, l’opérateur de Cloud, c’est vous
  24. 24. La gestion des couches « grises » est souvent automatisée au maximum</li></li></ul><li>