Stop Thinking, Start Doing - Daniel Davis (2014)

100 %
0 %
Information about Stop Thinking, Start Doing - Daniel Davis (2014)
Technology

Published on March 14, 2014

Author: agileandbeyond

Source: slideshare.net

Description

In this session we'll discuss the basis for a few popular phrases that get tossed about these days. "Stop Thinking & Start Doing", "Execution is Everything", "It's 1% Idea, 99% Execution", etc... We probably don't have a problem agreeing that they are worthy goals, but why then are they so hard to achieve? This question is the focus of the session, as we'll attempt to understand the reasoning behind it and explore the Agile Methods/Practices that help in this regard.

Stop Thinking & Start Doing @daniel_davis Thursday, March 13, 14

Who I am? Business Improvement Consultant Agile Practitioner/Developer Innovator Hacker Maker Cub Master Professional Snowboard Instructor Where I’ve been? Delphi AAA Life General Motors Blue Cross Blue Shield Cengage Learning Delta Dental Gordon Food Service (GFS) Cintas Farm Bureau Insurance Thursday, March 13, 14

Focus For The Session Principles over Prescription Discussion over Presentation Thinking over Doing ummm, whoops, well this last one is ok for this session, but then you need to stop. Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Stop Thinking & Start Doing The Practices - Story Mapping - Laying out your stories in a manner that visually represents the intent and organization of the system, product or process.This practice allows for a clear and tangible understanding of what you are building and lets you drive out the details based off of timing and priorities. “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” Lemony Snicket “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!” Zig Ziglar Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Stop Thinking & Start Doing The Practices - Test Driven Development (TDD) - Where unit tests are written to define the functionality before the code is written. It relies on a short development cycle: where first the developer writes a failing test that defines a desired outcome, then produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test, and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards. “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” Lemony Snicket “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!” Zig Ziglar Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Stop Thinking & Start Doing The Practices - Retrospective - At the end of every iteration, a meeting is held to look for ways to improve the process for the next iteration. By doing so and then following it up with actual actionable items, we improve our overall process in an iterative and incremental way. “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” Lemony Snicket “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!” Zig Ziglar Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Execution Is Everything The Practices - Daily Stand-up - A daily team-meeting held to provide a status update to the team members.The "semi-real-time" status allows participants to know about potential challenges, as well as to coordinate efforts to resolve difficult and/or time-consuming issues. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle “Even if you start with a bad or wrong idea, you can still out-execute all the better ones.” Robert Jordan Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Execution Is Everything The Practices - “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle Minimal Viable Product (MVP) - Used for fast and quantitative testing and feedback of a product or product feature. A minimum viable product has just those features that allow the product to be deployed, and no more. It’s a version of a product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning from customers with the least effort. “Even if you start with a bad or wrong idea, you can still out-execute all the better ones.” Robert Jordan Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - Execution Is Everything “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle The Practices - Failing Fast- Understanding that failures will happen and working to embrace them rather than fight them. It allows for a reduction in wasted efforts and wasted money by allowing you to correct the failure before it escalates. “Even if you start with a bad or wrong idea, you can still out-execute all the better ones.” Robert Jordan Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - It’s 1% Idea & 99% Execution Google was late to search. Facebook was late to social networking. Apple was late to the MP3 Player. Where would we be if they listened to everyone who said they were too late? It’s never too late. Just do it better. thenextweb.com The Practices - Information Radiators - Visualizing exactly where things are at in the process, at any given moment. From the task board to burn down charts, they allow for immediate validation that things either are, or are not on the right track. Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - It’s 1% Idea & 99% Execution Google was late to search. Facebook was late to social networking. Apple was late to the MP3 Player. Where would we be if they listened to everyone who said they were too late? It’s never too late. Just do it better. thenextweb.com The Practices - Code Coverage - Measuring the degree to which the source code of a program is tested by a particular set of tests. A program with high code coverage has been more thoroughly tested and has a lower chance of containing software bugs than a program with low code coverage. Thursday, March 13, 14

The Phrase - It’s 1% Idea & 99% Execution Google was late to search. Facebook was late to social networking. Apple was late to the MP3 Player. Where would we be if they listened to everyone who said they were too late? It’s never too late. Just do it better. thenextweb.com The Practices - Continuous Integration (CI) - Merging all developer working copies with a shared mainline several times a day and aims to prevent integration problems. In the same vein, the practice of continuous delivery further extends CI by making sure the software checked in on the mainline is always in a state that can be deployed to users and makes the actual deployment process very rapid. Thursday, March 13, 14

• Focus on creativity • With time comes mastery • It starts from within, know yourself to find it • Don’t over think any part of the process • Understand that failing is learning • There are no limits and therefore never a final step • Do it for yourself • Opportunities come daily, be open to seeing them • Tomorrow is never guaranteed, have fun today • Don’t Think - Do! Tips & Tricks Thursday, March 13, 14

Q & A Thursday, March 13, 14

Business Solutions Consultancy For those who value... value. Clients collaborate with us to solve business problems. The first step is figuring out how we can either make or save them money. BUSINESS AGILITY Thursday, March 13, 14

Daniel Davis ddavis@pillartechnology.com @daniel_davis daniel.davis.tech@gmail.com Thank you! Thursday, March 13, 14

Add a comment

Related presentations

Presentación que realice en el Evento Nacional de Gobierno Abierto, realizado los ...

In this presentation we will describe our experience developing with a highly dyna...

Presentation to the LITA Forum 7th November 2014 Albuquerque, NM

Un recorrido por los cambios que nos generará el wearabletech en el futuro

Um paralelo entre as novidades & mercado em Wearable Computing e Tecnologias Assis...

Microsoft finally joins the smartwatch and fitness tracker game by introducing the...

Related pages

[Proposal] Sponsorhip @Talkshow Stop Wishing Start Doing ...

STOP WISHING START DOING STOP WISHING START DOING D3 Secretary 2013 Universitas Negeri Jakarta Proudly Present â Stop Wishing Start Doingâ Latar ...
Read more

The Agile Community to join forces in Detroit ...

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: ... Daniel Davis will explore how we can use agile to put ... One Response to The Agile Community to Join Forces in ...
Read more

David Kim, MD - 127 Photos & 108 Reviews - Cosmetic ...

It tooks about 1 week and half to be able to start doing things ... last week of May 2014. ... to USA and my friend told me stop thinking and start ...
Read more

How to Stop Negative Thoughts and Self-Doubt Forever

How to Stop Negative Thoughts and Self ... good so you can have more freedom in doing what you want to ... Stop Thinking Negative ...
Read more

Paper Writing Service You Can Trust - EssayErudite.com ...

CUSTOM WRITING SERVICE. The web's leading provider of quality and professional academic writing. Calculate the price. Academic level: Type of paper: ...
Read more

Sally Bretton - IMDb

Sally Bretton was born on April 23, 1980 as Sally Davis. ... created 27 May 2014
Read more

Lessons from a Surge Skeptic | The American Conservative

Lessons from a Surge Skeptic Lt. Col. Daniel Davis reflects on the state of the Army as ... “as they start moving ... Lt. Col. Daniel Davis’s sacrifice ...
Read more

Christian Bale - IMDb

Christian Bale, Actor: ... 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses. ... 2005 Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis. 2005 Batman Begins ...
Read more

소라허브

소라넷 앨범 사진 2013년 05월 #271: 소라넷 앨범 사진 2013년 05월 #270: 소라넷 앨범 사진 2013년 05월 #269
Read more