Applying AGILE to Everyday Work PPT Only

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Applying Agile to Everyday Work

Will Oleksy Lead Agile Coach IT Services an ERM IT Center for Excellence

Agile Manifesto for every day work

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Actual product over extensive planning Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan

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Agile Principles for every day work

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery •

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information is face-to-face conversation.

Welcome changes

, even late in the project • Agile processes promote sustainable work. Everyone should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

Deliver frequently

• Continuous attention to excellence and good design enhances agility.

You and your client must work together daily throughout the project.

Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.

• The best results emerge from self organizing teams/individuals.

Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.

At regular intervals, reflect on how to become more effective, then tune and adjust behavior accordingly.

Keys to an agile approach

• • • Prioritization Focus Feedback “The pain that comes with action is acute, gives you scars, and makes you grow.

• Small tasks • • • Collaboration Continuous improvement


The pain that comes from inaction is low grade, makes you soft, and makes you decay.”

Ideas Feedback Value

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How do you apply Scrum to every

day business:

Small prioritized tasks Short term commitment Review Collaboration Daily review Feedback Improvement

Exercise 1

Draw a House….

• • • • • • • • • • There is a door on the lower floor in the middle of the house.

On each side of the door there is a window.

On the upper floor, there are three windows evenly spaced across the house.

The house has a pitched roof.

There is a chimney.

The house has a garage.

The house has a fence around a garden.

The fence has a gate.

There is a path from the door of the house to the gate.

The garden has a tree.


The Myth of Multi-Tasking

• • • When most people talk about multitasking they really mean switching tasks. No matter how they do it switching rapidly between two things is not as efficient as focusing on one thing to completion A brain attempting to perform two tasks simultaneously will, because of the back and-forth stress exhibit a substantial lag in information processing


Stop Starting things and Start Finishing them.

Organizing your work

Visualize your Tasks Minimize your WIP Improve

Visualize the Workflow




Coaching/Training • •

Online tools –

Online learning and blogs –



Contact Me:

• Will Oleksy IT Services Lead Agile Coach – [email protected]

• IT Services An ERM Center for Excellence –