#NoProcesses - Getting More Done By Doing Less!

You may have heard about the #NoEstimates movement, and even #NoProjects. Both of those concepts challenge the assumptions behind two key aspects of delivering software. But what about the process itself? Do we even need approaches like Scrum, Kanban or XP - let alone SAFe, LESS, NEXUS, DAD - in order to be successful? Is following a pre-defined process helpful at all? Is there a simpler way to be effective?

This session examines the two key principles common to all successful software delivery approaches and builds out based on the experience of the participants. Like #NoEstimates and #NoProjects, the name doesn’t really mean to eliminate process altogether, but rather to build a process that works for your team, in your business domain, with your technology stack.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

This talk will be interactive, using the participant's experiences to identify key approaches to delivering software and how they can be applied.

  • Introduction - 20 minutes
    • Why do we need a process?
    • How did we get to the world of SAFe, LESS, DAD, Nexus, etc.?
    • What are the challenges with these approaches?
    • How do we "pare down" to just what we need?
    • Concrete examples where this has worked
  • Discussion - 20 minutes
    • What has worked for you?
    • How could that be incorporated into your existing process?
  • Conclusion and Q&A - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

They key outcome from this session is that a group doesn't necessarily need to begin with a "canned" process such as Scrum, SAFe, LESS, DAD, etc., but rather can start with nothing but two key principles and build out from there. The result will be a process that's completely tailored to each individual team or group and actually works with them rather than impeding them.

Target Audience

This session is intended for anyone with an interest in the process of delivering software. It will be of particular interest to managers and executives who oversee software development teams and programs.

Prerequisites for Attendees

There is no prerequisite for this session beyond an interest in how people work together to build software, and how to improve how they work.

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 month ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Thinking about process as what you do.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Enhancing the outline to indicate the points you plan to make.
    • Dave Rooney
      By Dave Rooney  ~  1 month ago
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      Thanks for the feedback, George. When you say "Enhancing the outline", do you mean the "Outline" section specifically, or just the proposal in general?

      • George Dinwiddie
        By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 month ago
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        Yes, I mean the "Outline/Structure" section. It's hard to know what you're going to do with just 3 bullet points.

        • Dave Rooney
          By Dave Rooney  ~  1 month ago
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          Updated!


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