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What Agile Means To Me

What Agile Means To Me

A view from the trenches

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James Hughes

April 24, 2013
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  1. What Agile Means To Me

  2. - AON - Bank of Ireland - ERTP - Innovations

    - DFID Aid Platform
  3. What Agile Means To Me

  4. Both a blessing & a curse

  5. A DisneyLand for Developers

  6. if disneyland is being treated like a highly qualified and

    trained professional rather than a faceless code machine - W. Hamill (2013)
  7. In a “Traditional“ Project ...

  8. Who spends weeks running manual test scripts?

  9. Not The Developers!

  10. Who has to spend days or weeks writing documents no

    one ever reads?
  11. Not The Developers!

  12. Who gets fingers pointed at them when a Framework doesn’t

    work out?
  13. Not The Developers!

  14. Who IS EXPECTED to “Manage Expectations” when a project is

    running late?
  15. Not The Developers!

  16. Who could effectively apply the same rigor to their tasks

    regardless of Agile?
  17. The Developers!

  18. Agile gives us

  19. - Shared Responsibility - Ability to say “No” - Quality

    Control - Openness & Transparency - Sustainability - Continuous Improvement
  20. Agile Requires ...

  21. ... People give a s**t

  22. - Cross Functional & Adaptive - think about the Big

    Picture - want to communicate - strength to be honest - Demand quality
  23. ?