"Deadlines" are killing agile

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  • Deadlinesare

    Killing Agile

    Neil Killick@neil_killick neilkillick.com

  • Deadlines vs Deadlines

    Prioritisation vs Execution

  • Bliss, Ive got 6 months til the deadline!

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  • Execs: We need to be more efficient! Get it all done!

    Deadlines derived from schedule so that all important work

    will get done

    Managers push all scheduled work (and Deadlines) on their agile teams

    Too much work in flight, leading to slow delivery and poor quality

    Managers lock schedule to increase efficiency of teams with asynchronous dependencies

    Deadlines missed, stakeholders pissed off, Agile is chaos! Cycle of

    doom

  • Replace schedule tension with value tension

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    Why didnt we deliver what we planned?

    How could we have delivered more value?

  • Use date as a prioritisation parameter

    Not an execution one

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  • Avoid big batch, DEADLINES-drivenCycle of doom!

    Short iterations (value tension) > DEADLINES Invest in infrastructure and culture to allow small,

    frequent releases - PROPER AGILE! Prioritise by value - If you have Deadlines, consider

    time criticality

    Dont let DEADLINES kill your Agile