32 min talk and the rest is QA
It's a little hard not to be perplexed by Agile proselytizers who intone the
Agile is not a silver bullet
mantra and then proceed to recommend it for everything.
They're like developers who recommend Perl for everything and wonder why people don't take them seriously.
Learn how to tell the proselytizers when to shove it.
By the time this talk is done, you'll understand what Agile is really about and when to use Agile, Lean, and Structured project management techniques.
- Supporting teams doing agile
- Earlier talk: Agile Companies go POP - People Organization and Process
- Companies call themselves Agile even though the teams should be.
Companies keep saying "we should be agile" but keep forgetting to ask: Why?
- Related article: When agile is the wrong choice for your organization
Project management is for delivering a product and controlling the costs.
- Simon Wardley blog
- Simon Wardley on Medium
- Uncertainty Versus Maturity
- Novelty phase: What can we do?
- Stability phase: How can we do it?
- Commodity phase: (things that are interchangeable) When can we start?
- Utility phase: Consume as needed. (like electricity or water) SaaS, PaaS, AWS
- Porject management types: Structured, Lean, Agile
Structure Project management
Lean Project management
Agiel Project management
If you build a nuclear reactor, do you want to fail fast?
If you don't have change and uncertainty, do not pick a project management that optimizes for that.
The cost of divergence
Agile project management reduces the cost of change.
Lean project management reduces the cost of waste.
Structured project mangement reduces the cost of divergence.
- Is it OK to "fail fast"?
- Is there change/uncertainity?
- Access to stakeholders/customers?
- Are there only parts of the project which cannot fail?
Speaker is owner of All Around the World