Applying AGILE to Everyday Work PPT Only

Applying Agile to
Everyday Work
Will Oleksy Lead Agile Coach
IT Services an ERM IT Center for Excellence
Agile Manifesto for every day work
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Actual product over extensive planning
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
Agile Principles for every day work
Our highest priority is to satisfy the
customer through early and continuous
The most efficient and effective method
of conveying information is face-to-face
Agile processes promote sustainable
work. Everyone should be able to
maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to excellence
and good design enhances agility.
Simplicity--the art of maximizing the
amount of work not done--is essential.
The best results emerge from selforganizing teams/individuals.
At regular intervals, reflect on how
to become more effective, then tune and
adjust behavior accordingly.
Welcome changes, even late in
the project
Deliver frequently
You and your client must work
together daily throughout the project.
Build projects around motivated
individuals. Give them the environment
and support they need, and trust them to
get the job done.
Keys to an agile approach
Small tasks
• Action
“The pain that comes
with action is acute,
gives you scars, and
makes you grow.
The pain that comes
from inaction is lowgrade, makes you soft,
and makes you decay.”
How do you apply Scrum to every
day business:
• Small prioritized tasks
• Short term commitment
• Review
• Collaboration
• Daily review
• Feedback
• Improvement
Exercise 1
Draw a House….
• There is a door on the lower floor in the middle of
the house.
• On each side of the door there is a window.
• On the upper floor, there are three windows
evenly spaced across the house.
• The house has a pitched roof.
• There is a chimney.
• The house has a garage.
• The house has a fence around a garden.
• The fence has a gate.
• There is a path from the door of the house to the
• The garden has a tree.
The Myth of Multi-Tasking
• When most people talk about multitasking
they really mean switching tasks.
• No matter how they do it switching rapidly
between two things is not as efficient as
focusing on one thing to completion
• A brain attempting to perform two tasks
simultaneously will, because of the backand-forth stress exhibit a substantial lag in
information processing
Stop Starting things
and Start Finishing
Organizing your work
Visualize your Tasks
Minimize your WIP
Visualize the Workflow
• Coaching/Training
• Online tools
• Online learning and blogs
Contact Me:
• Will Oleksy IT Services Lead Agile Coach
– [email protected]
• IT Services An ERM Center for Excellence

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