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How I Learned to Stop 'Doing Agile'...

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John Armstrong-Prior

on 8 February 2011

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Transcript of How I Learned to Stop 'Doing Agile'...

Agile Software Development
Pleasure or Pain? who the hell is this guy? John Armstrong-Prior @dextermixwith Reluctant/Non-Participating Customers are Bad News It may take a while to win them over Show stuff early - stories, mock-ups prototypes Get them into planning & retrospectives How I learned to stop trying to 'do agile' and just worked constantly on being more Lean. or Keep Things As Simple As You Can Incrementally Extend/Expand/Improve The 7 Lean Principals Eliminate waste
Amplify learning
Decide as late as possible
Deliver as fast as possible
Empower the team
Build integrity in
See the whole Why log/document every bug found in testing? Why write a test plan when you can make tests integral to how you think/work? Why add a feature nobody has proved they need? Waste Feedback Decide Just In Time Planning is not optional Planning just far enough ahead is good Look at the detail as late as you can Early Delivery Keep Things Moving At A Sustainable Pace Trust Teams should be confident in their competance Don't allow fear to stifle your creative strengths Use retrospectives to help you continually grow together Quality Write Scenarios/Tests When Planning Automate Optimise The Whole Every little thing ultimately matters But we still need a balance We can always do better Some Links and Books http://www.poppendieck.com/ "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit"
by Mary & Tom Poppendieck "User Stories Applied"
by Mike Cohn http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ "Succeeding With Agile"
(Software Development Using Scrum)
by Mike Cohn
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