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  1. Agile Unplugged:What Makes Agile Work? Dr. Geoffrey Hewson President & Principal ConsultantSoftware Productivity Centre Inc.

  2. Who Is This Guy? • Who are we? • Founded in 1992, SPC diagnoses, trains, and coaches software organizations to effectively and efficiently deliver business results • Hundreds of clients in most industries (public vs. private, product development vs. corporate IT) • My credentials • SPC’s expert on requirements, use cases and Agile • Worked on and coached requirements in dozens of software teams – traditional and Agile • Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner • Co-founder of BC’s Agile methods special interest group, Agile Vancouver • Co-produced Experience Reports stage at Agile 2009

  3. What Is Agile? • Agile is many things all at once: • Agile is a project management and software development process • Agile is a teamculture based on relationships and face-to-face communication • Agile is a mindset that emphasizes delivering usable product frequently and responding to change • Agile is a catalyst that forces businesses to think critically about why they want systems developed and the value they expect to get from them

  4. #1 Understand why you want to be Agile

  5. #2 Be comfortable with reality

  6. #3 More emphasis on culture, less on process and project

  7. #4 Find the right Customer/Product Owner

  8. #5 Step up to the technical bar

  9. #6 Act early to deal with inconvenient truths

  10. Bonus Debunking the Agile myths

  11. Thank You!Time for Questions!Dr. Geoffrey HewsonPresident & Principal ConsultantSoftware Productivity Center, Inc.ghewson@spc.ca