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Managing Projects/Releases using Lean/Agile techniques


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Learn how to plan, manage and measure Projects/Releases using Lean/Agile techniques
Emphasis on visibility, estimation techniques, different approaches to commitments and buffering.

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Managing Projects/Releases using Lean/Agile techniques

  1. 1. Managing Projects/Releases<br />Using Lean/Agile Techniques<br />Yuval Yeret<br />Lean/Kanban/Agile Coach @ AgileSparks<br />
  2. 2. Brief Intro<br />AgileSparksis an elite firm focused entirely on helping companies improve their product development operations, by leveraging Lean/Agile/Scrum thinking and techniques. Find us at<br />Yuval Yeret – Lean/Kanban/Agile Consultant/Coach, coming from R&D leadership background, specializing in Kanban and scaling agile through Lean. <br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Agile Release Planning in the Real world<br />Managing Agile Releases<br />Agile End Game<br />Agile Program/Release Trains<br />Measuring Agile Release<br />
  4. 4. Agile has no Buffers<br />Must Scope<br />4<br />Average<br />Velocity?<br />Finish Date<br />Planned Capacity?<br />Priority<br />Worst case Velocity<br />
  5. 5. “In Agile the Team Commits”<br /><ul><li>“As a manager, I cannot commit”
  6. 6. “I cannot commit to Scope/Timeline, I’m Agile!”</li></li></ul><li>Commitments<br />
  7. 7. “There are no<br />Buffers in Agile”<br />TASK<br />
  8. 8. Fit Scope to Timeline<br />8<br />Worst<br />Average<br />
  9. 9. Fit Timeline to Scope<br />Stretch Scope<br />Must Scope<br />9<br />Stretch Velocity<br />Finish Date<br />Priority<br />Safe/ Committed Velocity<br />
  10. 10. The Chicken and Egg problem(aka Bootstrapping Velocity…)<br /><br />
  11. 11. History 101<br />Compare current features/stories to previous releases (even if before Agile)<br />Look at actual effort and time of previous releases<br />Derive approximate Velocity<br />
  12. 12. Flash Forward<br />Plan the few upcoming Features/Stories in detail<br />Guesstimate the ratio between estimate time and actual time on tasks (Ideal to Actual)<br />Derive the velocity<br />
  13. 13. Team Commitments within Release Commitments<br />13<br />Committed scope<br />DELIVERED<br />Teams commit to what they CAN<br />BUT stretch and able to close gap<br />Finish Date<br />Trend shows Exceeding release stretch goals!!!<br />Priority<br />Back on track<br />Committed Scope in risk!!!<br />
  14. 14. Managing the Release<br />
  15. 15. Release Burnup<br /><br />
  16. 16. Release Cumulative Flow<br /><br />
  17. 17. Release Burndown<br /><br />
  18. 18. Risk Burndown<br /><br />
  19. 19. Tracking Dark Matter<br />David Anderson -<br />
  20. 20. AgileEVM<br />Courtesy Amdocs Process Eng group<br />
  21. 21. The Endgame<br />
  22. 22. Alistair Cockburn<br />
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  25. 25. How do we minimize Buffering for the next Project/Release?<br />
  26. 26. Better Predictability<br />Must Scope<br />26<br />Finish Date<br />Priority<br />
  27. 27. Stable Velocity<br />
  28. 28. Which is Better?<br />
  29. 29. Managing Agile Programs<br />
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  33. 33. Focus on a “Train service” rather than “Taxis”<br />“Project” requirements delivered on main product releases<br />Product Roadmap delivered on main product releases<br />Key? Delivering a frequent and reliable main product release. <br />Build Quality In – Focus on making these releases bulletproof<br />Improve Customer Satisfaction<br />Solution for “Give it to me on the stable release”<br />How to escape this Vicious Cycle?<br />
  34. 34. Product or Project<br />Release<br />Iteration<br />Story<br />
  35. 35. Measures for effective Releases<br />
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  37. 37. Release Cost Breakdown Trend<br />Reduced overheads lead to more budget for New Features<br />
  38. 38. Ask us how<br />“Managing Agile Projects/Programs” Workshop – Coming Soon…<br />(Contact me to be notified about next public workshop)<br /><br />@yuvalyeret<br /><br /><br />