Several Day of Agile attendees joined SDS over lunch for a candid, self‐organizing discussion on agile adoption and how, as agile advocates, we can better support its acceptance among top management. Here is a brief summary of the flip charts notes we captured during that exploration.
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Over the years our organization has given a lot of presentations about Agile. There are always a handful of people who come up afterwards and say, “I get it and it all makes sense. But my organization is just not built for this process so I’m not sure I could ever get management to agree to do this. How could I ever get started?
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A state-of-the-art medical facility in Southwest Ohio, providing innovative care and advanced treatment for pediatric patients, needed to upgrade four existing PeopleSoft applications. This had enterprise-wide effects and had to be delivered within a Go-Live weekend in order to not disrupt normal hospital operations.
To help the medical facility achieve its pilot project goals and gain learnings to be applied more broadly by the PMO, SDS provided a custom set of services that included:
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The keystone for any successful Agile project is Test Driven Development (TDD). In order to fully embrace the Agile principles of constant change and short iterations, the team will need to be able to regression test their entire code base. TDD allows the development team to get constant feedback, which is another Agile principle, from the code base after every change to the code throughout the day. Test suites grow along with the project and it gives the team the confidence to change the co
Over the years our organization has given a lot of presentations about Agile. There are always a handful of people who come up afterwards and say, “I get it and it all makes sense. But my organization is just not built for this process so I’m not sure I could ever get management to agree to do this. How could I ever get started?”
So let’s get started with the Project Manager and what he/she can do to get kick things off...
Scrum introduces the concept of Story Points which most teams immediately misunderstand or discard. The most elegant wrong explanation I’ve heard for not using story points was:
“we never liked story points, because then we had to communicate and teach our customers a whole new currency.”
Ryan Cromwell, Strategic Data Systems, earns exclusive certification to lead Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course offered through Microsoft and Scrum.org. Cromwell is one of only a select few PSD Trainers in the US.
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