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  1. Elephants in the Agile Room

  2. Reflections on 10 Years of Agility Todd Little Sr. Development Manager Landmark Graphics

  3. Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware by doing it and helping others do it.Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items onthe right, we value the items on the left more.

  4. Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware by doing it and helping others do it.Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items onthe right, we value the items on the left more.

  5. The Mirror at Snowbird February 12th, 2011

  6. The Retrospective and the Look Into the Future

  7. “There’s an Elephant in the Room”

  8. What does Community Leadership Look Like?

  9. A Group of 15 Decided to Hunt Elephants

  10. Phillipe Krutchen Ghennipher Weeks David Andersen Kay Johansen Erik Huddleston Jeff Patton Andrew Shafer The Elephant Hunters Not Pictured Tracy Bialik Mike Hugos Zhon Johansen Nate Jones Janice Linden-Reed Kay Johansen Todd Little Russ Rufer Ryan Martens

  11. Some Elephants

  12. Pretending Agile is not a business • Commercial interests censoring failures • Failure to dampen negative behaviors • Dogma sells • Hypocrisy

  13. Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools

  14. Anarchism in the community

  15. Managers are bad

  16. Self Organization

  17. Collaboration is great, but can lead to groupthink

  18. Elitism as an Excuse for Failures

  19. Distributed Teams are a Reality

  20. Context gets in the way of Dogma

  21. Politics are a huge cultural issue

  22. Many people would rather be wrong than uncertain

  23. Perception Trumps Reality

  24. Agile needs to adopt to culture as much or more than culture needs to adopt to agility

  25. The Voice of THE Customer

  26. Business Value

  27. Technical Excellence over Technical Debt

  28. Certification (the “zombie elephant”)

  29. Agile Successes!

  30. Heightened Focus on Unit Testing and Automation

  31. Transparency, Reporting and Tracking

  32. Emphasis on Shipping and Feedback

  33. Software Development is a Team Sport

  34. Teams are Enjoying Developing Software

  35. Global Spread – 91 Countries

  36. It’s OK to be Agile

  37. To Agility and BeyondFour Value Propositions • Demand Technical Excellence • Promote Individual Change and Lead Organizational Change • Organize Knowledge and Improve Education • Maximize Value Creation Across the Entire Process

  38. Relevant Blog Postings from the 10 Year Event • http://pkruchten.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/the-elephants-in-the-agile-room/ • http://agilemanagement.net/index.php/Blog/reflections_on_10_years_of_agile/ • http://www.dennisstevens.com/2011/02/13/whats-next-for-the-agile-manifesto/

  39. Join us as we continue the conversations

  40. Contact • Todd Little • tlittle@lgc.com • www.toddlittleweb.com