Published on March 7, 2014
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The 3 Key Ingredients to Enabling Agility Salah Elleithy @selleithy
Salah Elleithy ! Managing Consultant and Trainer at SparkAgility ! Over 15 years of experience; financial analysis, business analysis, project management, team facilitation & development, process improvement and agile coaching ! Bachelors in Business / Accounting and Masters in Information Systems & Financial Management ! Driven by helping individuals and teams reach their full potential ! Passionate about spreading agility to the community (PMI Agile Community of Practice, PMI local chapter and Meetups) ! Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching & Facilitation (ICP-TC), Certified Trainer in Training from the Back of the Room @selleithy firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you want to make Significant improvements, work on paradigms, if you want to make small improvements, work on behaviors and attitudes”. Steven R Covey Living the 7 habits
Practicing agility Learning agility Why agility? Source: #AgileDC2012. Jim Highsmith. Adaptive leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility.
Agility is the ﬂexibility to navigate constraints the to get the of your project most value as quickly as possible. - Ahmed Sidky, PhD. (Dr. Agile)
Stages of Learning SHU Follow the Rule “Obey” Source: Alistair Cockburn HA Break the Rule “Detach” RI Be the Rule “Separate”
Mindset Fixed Inherent and staBc - Avoid failure - Look smart - Stick to what I know - Failure means lack of talent - Criticism is personal Source: Mindset. Carol Dweck. h;p://blogs.hbr.org/2012/01/the-‐right-‐mindset-‐for-‐success/ Agile Mindset. Ahmed Sidky, PhD. Growth Can grow - Not afraid to fail - Exert effort to learn - Continuous learning - Embrace challenges - Ask for feedback - Criticism is about capabilities
Ownership Community Discuss the “Undiscussables” Courage Commitment Responsibility Source: Peter Bregman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuPfbTAVBP4#t=15 Trust Morale Attitude (Get comfortable with the uncomfortable)
Understand the Agile Manifesto We are uncovering beHer ways of developing soJware by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Process and tools Individuals and interactions Working software Customer collaboration Responding to change Comprehensive documentation Contract negotiation Following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Source: www.agilemanifesto.org
Individuals and interactions Working software Processes & tools Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration Responding to change Contract negotiation Following a plan Maintain Balance That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Source: www.agilemanifesto.org
Testing Development DevOps Stakeholders Business Analysis End Users Project Management Architecture Sponsorship User experience (UX) Bring ‘Silos’ together TEAM
Slow down to speed up
Learn to Unlearn
Measure “what is measured improves!” Peter Drucker
Explore knowledge & competency based certifications Accredited training organization
Guide to Agile Practices Source: Agile Alliance,h;p://guide.agilealliance.org/subway.html
Adopt a framework then evolve Source: Mike Cohn. Mountain Goat Software
Lead by Example Guide (Teach, Facilitate, Mentor, Coach) Example (Frameworks/Practices) Relationships (Structure / Incentives)
Why Agility • Vision (Deﬁne purpose, desired outcomes & SMART goals) • Iden)fy Stakeholders • Assess Readiness Learning Agility PracBcing Agility • Stages of Learning (ShuHaRi) • Understanding Agile manifesto (Values & Principles) • Promote a culture openness and trust • Encourage collabora)on and con)nuous improvement • Develop metrics to measure progress • Inspect & Adapt • Adapt a framework then evolve • Use common language • Lead by example
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