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Why a holistic approach on Agile matters

0b5d242584112741f7c14c9a2e1a299d?s=47 André Neubauer
November 05, 2014

Why a holistic approach on Agile matters


André Neubauer

November 05, 2014


  1. Why a holistic approach on Agile matters! W-JAX 2014 André

  2. André Neubauer “Software engineering enthusiast and org development fanatic. Now

    executive and strong advocate on lean production and modern leadership. Motivated by 'Y'!“ @devpg
  3. Times have changed! [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Hartmann_Maschinenhalle_1868_(01).jpg]

  4. “The car has no future. I’m putting my money on

    the horse.” Kaiser Wilhelm II. Disruption happens, whether you like it or not! [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/German_emperor_Wilhelm_II.png]
  5. “I think there is a world market for maybe five

    computers.” Thomas Watson Sr. Disruption happens, whether you like it or not! [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Thomas_J_Watson_Sr.jpg]
  6. “Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN

    the NETWORK WORLD” - The Register “Apple iPad Air 2 brings 'soft sim' to break mobile networks' stranglehold” The Guardian Disruption happens, whether you like it or not!
  7. Business agility … … “is the ability of a [business

    system] to rapidly respond to change by adapting its initial stable configuration” - Wikipedia
  8. Recommendation: The innovators dilemma

  9. How to achieve business agility? Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonz/4688643653/sizes/o/in/photostream]

  10. Agility can be achieved by 3 aspects Process, Organisation, Culture

  11. How most agile implementation take place CEO Marketing Sales Product

    IT Finance Dev QA Ops PMO … … …
  12. [Source: http://reefbuilders.com/files/2011/05/largest-water-pump-2.jpg] What you expect ... - High efficiency -

    Perfect interaction
  13. [Source: http://blog.motosound.de/wp-content/uploads/Brutus_1908_4.jpg] What you probably get ... “Brutus” - 47.000cm³,

    750hp - Chain-driven - Wooden wheels - unsync’ transmission
  14. Software engineering on “agile steroids” has nothing to do with

    business agility [Source: http://blog.motosound.de/wp-content/uploads/Brutus_1908_4.jpg]
  15. Why? Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/4854792124/sizes/o/in/photostream/]

  16. Adoption vs. Transformation Do Agile vs. Be Agile

  17. Adoption/ Do Agile “Learning the practices and applying them without

    knowing the principles behind them and without knowing when to tailor and select practices.” - Don't "Do" Agile, Be Agile
  18. Transformation/ Be Agile “Adopting and understand the principles and applying

    the right practices and tailoring them to different and situations.” Don't "Do" Agile, Be Agile
  19. Agility can be achieved by 3 aspects Process, Organisation ,

    Culture Do Agile Be Agile
  20. Agile adoption will fail, when it doesn’t serve your corporate

    culture [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/2_duplo_lego_bricks.jpg]
  21. Don’t do agile, be agile! [Source: http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/295/740/50d.jpg]

  22. Some facts* about culture transformation [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Bakerloo_line_-_Waterloo_-_Mind_the_gap.jpg] * based on

    - William E. Schneider, The Reengineering Alternative - Sense of Urgency, vgl. John P. Kotter, Leading Change - Long-term, high risk, late return - “For a successful transformation at least 75% of managers must be convinced of the urgency.”
  23. Transformation !== Transformation* * For Non-IT people: No transformation is

    like the other. [Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-y_ocE2OC-RI/T8dwaXNI_SI/AAAAAAAAQE0/U9uDbTxpZlE/s1600/DSC_0373+-+Copy.
  24. How to overcome these resistances? Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/4854792124/sizes/o/in/photostream/]

  25. The Balanced-Corporate-Culture- Transformation-Approach 1. Know your dominant culture 3. Balance

    between sweet spot and dominant culture 2. Choose the right tool Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Nik_Wallenda_Niagara_Falls_2012.jpg]
  26. What’s your corporate culture? [Source: http://www.daywatcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Creating-A-More-Innovative-Company-Culture.

  27. Recommendation: The Reengineering Alternative

  28. Core Culture Model by W. Schneider Cultivation culture Control culture

    Competence culture Collaboration culture People-oriented Company-oriented Reality-oriented Possibility-oriented
  29. Core Culture Model by W. Schneider [Source: http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Schneider-Culture-Model.jpg]

  30. Core Culture Model by W. Schneider - No culture type

    is better than another - Organisations typically have a dominant culture with aspects from other cultures - Culture may differ between departments within the organisation
  31. Where is the agile sweet spot? [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Zielscheibe_Bogenschießen.JPG]

  32. Core Culture Model meets agile principles - Business people and

    developers must work together daily throughout the project. - The most efficient and effective method of conveying information [...] is face-to-face conversation. - Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. - The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. - Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  33. Where is the agile sweet spot? [Source: http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Agile-Culture.jpg]

  34. Where is the agile sweet spot? Cultivation culture Control culture

    Competence culture Collaboration culture
  35. Software craftsmanship promotes competence culture - Well-crafted software - A

    community of professionals - Productive partnerships
  36. Agile & Control culture? How about Kanban?!

  37. Kanban principles - Start with what you do now -

    Agree to pursue incremental, evolutionary change - Respect the current process, roles, responsibilities & titles - Visualize the workflow - Limit WIP - Manage Flow - Make Process Policies Explicit - Improve Collaboratively (using models & the scientific method)
  38. Kanban & Control culture [Source: http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Kanban-Culture.jpg]

  39. Culture Fit Model [Source: http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Culture-Compatibility.jpg]

  40. Balance between sweet spot and dominant culture [Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Up_and_down.jpg] Soft

    Hard - Break silos - Boundary objects - Switch org style ...
  41. Recommendation: An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

  42. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” Peter Drucker Agility matters, because

  43. Thanks for your attention! Time for Q&A. [Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterjlambert/97671748/sizes/o/in/photostream/]