Software Development techniques cannot be enforced so how can an organization benefit from a decision to go Agile?

Will simply advertising a company as an Agile company do?

What are the internal policies, structural changes that an organization needs to fully realize the benefits of Agile?

My session will cover the various organizational policy implementations required to fully realize the benefits of Agile through policy guidelines.

To demonstrate this will be a case study of an implemented project that had a development lifecycle without the necessary process checkpoints in the organizational polcies due to which attrition, lack of quality controls and subjective, "Faith-based bias in selecting and using methods... and ignoring "Generally-accepted practice ..." resulted in a "maintenance-nightmare" software.

Policies are not implemented unless a good audit plan is in place and without good policies, adopting practices is usually only at a superficial level that is likely to crumble at the slightest challenge that may hinder a project's success.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

A process model and Agile
A process audit plan
Is the plan right for Agile?
Incorporating the practices in the plan
How "not to" enforce practices
The case study
Success
Conclusion
Q & A

Learning Outcome

Process Metrics, Process Analysis and organizational policies that affect an Agile project team's performance.
How documentation is important and in what context.

How policies should be implemented be it for CMM with Agile or ISO with Agile.

How teams should be trained to understand the context, attitude and practices while organizational changes happen or even, why organizational policy changes are necessary frequently even if it means inconveniencing their functions.

 

Target Audience

Developer, Tester, Database Designer, Traditional Project Manager, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Agile coach, Business Analyst, Customer, HR and Quality professionals

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Karthik Sirasanagandla
    By Karthik Sirasanagandla  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Ravi, thanks for the submission. In you proposal, your last line reads, "Policies are not implemented unless a **good audit plan** is in place and without good policies, adopting practices is usually only at a superficial level that is likely to crumble at the slightest challenge that may hinder a project's success.". I've not heard of **Audit plans** in Agile organisations. It's making me to ask you to please share links to your work in this regard.

    I also opine that the proposal topic is vague. Mind changing it to something specific that reflects your abstract. Thanks. --Karthik

    • Ravichandran Jv
      By Ravichandran Jv  ~  4 years ago
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      Hey Kartik,

       

      First, get the name straight, I am not your neighbour "Ravi" or your friend "Ravi" ! :P My name reads differently.

      ...it is your opinion and you are welcome to entertain it.

      Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      • Karthik Sirasanagandla
        By Karthik Sirasanagandla  ~  4 years ago
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        My bad and I apologize for not getting the name right - really!

        • Ravichandran Jv
          By Ravichandran Jv  ~  4 years ago
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          " I've not heard of **Audit plans** in Agile organisations."

          How can anybody hear of "audit plans in ther organizations"? Do you mean to say that you know all the internal workings of a;; the organizations, Agile or not? Or do you mean, as in "heresy"?

          If the former,then I will take your advices as that of an expert with far more experience and information than me and if the latter, I would like to request you to give some space when asking questions! 

          "It's making me to ask you to please share links to your work in this regard."

          You are a reviewer, Karthik, do some work on your own ! :)

  • Vijayanand Nagaraj
    By Vijayanand Nagaraj  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Ravichandran, thank you for the abstract submission. I have few queries

    1. In your abstract you have mentioned "To demonstrate this topic there will be a case study of an implemented project". But the slides that you submitted doesn't talk about any implemented project?

    2. In your abstract you also talk about a "Process Audit Plan" for adopting practices but Agile is all about "continuous improvement" and "Inspect and Adapt" every iteration and hence practices change every iteration. So first - is an Process Audit Plan needed, if yes then how will it scale and how will it be maintained?

    3. One of the learning outcome says "How documentation is important and in what context." - The Process section doesn't talk about it, then how is this one of the Learning Outcome? Please explain.

    4. Also since your talk is on "organizational policy implementations" - then don't you think the Target Audience should be different?

     

    • Ravichandran Jv
      By Ravichandran Jv  ~  4 years ago
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      Hey Vijayanand,

      About

      #4 there is hardly any space for me to answer because my response to your #4 cannot be given without asking you a question, which is not, I believe, the way to respond to a question.

      The target audience are the stakeholders of an organization's process - which role do you find as inappropriate in the target audience?

    • Ravichandran Jv
      By Ravichandran Jv  ~  4 years ago
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      Hey Vijayanand

      1. At the time of submission, the entry mentioned that you post the links to slides that you may have presented on related to this topic. The link is a kind of a showcase of past presentations.