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Liftoff for Agile Teams - AP2013

Liftoff for Agile Teams - AP2013

Case study of a team of analysts using chartering to transition into an agile way of working. Presented at the Agile Practitioners 2013 conference in Israel.

Marcin Floryan

January 30, 2013

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  1. Agile Analysis Liftoff


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  2. I’m Marcin Floryan


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  3. @mfloryan
    with Sergei

    You can find me at:

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  4. The Conference:

    This presentation:



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  5. Acceptance criteria

    You learnt about one example of
    an agile liftoff

    You can identify potential benefits
    of chartering

    You will consider an opportunity to
    apply chartering with your team

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  6. Disclaimer

    This presentation is
    NOT about how to
    organise analysis in an
    agile environment

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  7. Once upon a time there was a
    large organisation…

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  8. …using Rational Unified Process

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  9. Anyone worked with RUP?

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  10. RUP defines many roles…

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  12. The System Analyst

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  13. ?
    what’s a BA

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  14. Time for a change

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  16. The lean programme will result in
    more frequent and predictable
    delivery of higher quality solutions
    that more closely match the needs of
    the customer.

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  17. ?
    How do analysts

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  18. We don’t need system analysts in agile

    they only

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  19. “Responsible  for  valida0ng  
    and  transla0ng  user  
    requirements  gathered  by  
    IT  Business  Analysts  into  
    technical  solu0ons.    
    SA Job Spec

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  20. let’s dissolve

    the team

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  21. your  projects  
    will  fail  
    without  us

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  22. In strides…

    César Idrovo

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  23. Perhaps

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  24. Team charter (from III)

    1.  Understand your context

    2.  Create a vision

    3.  Create a mission

    4.  Select values and principles

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  25. So we met in posh places

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  26. We analysed our past

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  27. drew spheres of influence

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  28. We even played with Lego

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  30. We established

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  32. And finally created…

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  33. a single page

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  35. Vision statement

    Project analysis is
    recognised as an essential
    element in the delivery of
    quality solutions that
    maximise business value.

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  36. Mission statement

    We give and share our
    expertise in analysis to
    enable rapid, focused and
    successful realisation of
    business value, working
    collaboratively, and always
    learning as we do this.

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  37. Mission statement

    We look for opportunities
    for improvement and
    acquisition of new skills to
    remain a dynamic and
    versatile team.

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  38. Values and Principles

    Continuous improvement

    We take every opportunity
    to reflect on, learn from
    and share in any success or
    failure to continuously
    improve our individual and
    collective performance

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  39. Values and Principles


    We proactively collaborate
    with our customers and
    stakeholders, striving to
    build an open, honest and
    trusting relationship

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  40. Values and Principles


    We are open and adaptable
    in our attitude to the roles
    we are asked to perform
    and assist our colleagues
    when required

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  41. Values and Principles

    Team Work

    We value the success of the
    Project Analysis team and
    support each other

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  42. Values and Principles


    We respect the viewpoints
    of others and are open-
    minded to new ideas

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  43. Values and Principles


    We are not afraid of
    difficult challenges

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  44. Values and Principles


    We focus on delivering
    business value quickly

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  45. Values and Principles

    Working Software

    We value working software
    over comprehensive

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  46. Values and Principles


    We recognise the
    importance of
    documentation that adds

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  47. “And  when  a  group  is  small  
    enough  and  has  a  shared  
    purpose,  we  may  call  it  a  
    Management 3.0

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  48. to make it a reality

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  49. ?
    So how did it all

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  51. Who is doing retrospectives?

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  52. When

    a re yo u p re p a r i n g

    for your retrospectives?

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  53. How

    are you closing

    the feedback loop?

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  54. Deming-Shewhart cycle




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  55. Now you

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  56. Run liftoff

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  58. purpose


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  59. Purpose

    •  product vision

    •  project mission

    •  mission tests

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  60. Alignment

    •  shared values and

    •  core team forming and

    •  working agreements

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  61. Context

    •  boundaries

    •  resources

    •  prospective analysis

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  62. “For  most  efforts,  success  or  
    failure  is  in  the  cards  from  
    the  moment  the  team  is  
    formed  and  the  ini0al  
    direc0ons  set  out.  

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  63. The Remember Slide

    • Chartering can give a team an
    identity essential to succeed

    • It creates a shared purpose

    • It completes the PDCA cycle

    • It’s the journey that matters not
    just the outcome

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  64. So Thank You

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  65. Follow-Up

    •  Catch me, stop me, talk to me

    •  Contact me on twitter @mfloryan

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