"Deadlines" are killing agile

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Published on July 2, 2016

Author: neilkillick

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1. “Deadlines” are Killing Agile Neil Killick @neil_killick neilkillick.com

2. Deadlines vs “Deadlines” Prioritisation vs Execution

3. Bliss, I’ve got 6 months til the deadline! http://static.deathandtaxesmag.com/uploads/2013/09/Screen-Shot-2013-08-30-at-4.35.04-PM.png

4. http://planyourmeetings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/urgent-1.jpg

5. Execs: We need to be more efficient! Get it all done! “Deadlines” derived from schedule so that all “important” work will get done Managers push all scheduled work (and “Deadlines”) on their “agile” teams Too much work in flight, leading to slow delivery and poor quality Managers lock schedule to “increase efficiency” of teams with asynchronous dependencies “Deadlines” missed, stakeholders pissed off, “Agile is chaos!” Cycle of doom

6. Replace schedule tension with value tension

7. http://www.recycle2cloud.com/images/agile_02.png “Why didn’t we deliver what we planned?” “How could we have delivered more value?”

8. Use date as a prioritisation parameter Not an execution one http://i0.wp.com/availagility.co. uk/wp- content/uploads/2012/01/scotland _karl_11.png

9. http://i2.wp.com/blackswanfarming.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CD3-cost-of-delay-divided-by-duration.png

10. http://image.slidesharecdn.com/nomorepetprojects-151116171642-lva1-app6891/95/no-more-pet- projects-31-638.jpg?cb=1447694403

11. ❏ Avoid big batch, “DEADLINES”-driven Cycle of doom! ❏ Short iterations (value tension) > “DEADLINES” ❏ Invest in infrastructure and culture to allow small, frequent releases - PROPER AGILE! ❏ Prioritise by value - If you have Deadlines, consider time criticality Don’t let “DEADLINES” kill your Agile

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