This is a poster I made for a Agile intro class at Hyper Island Digital Business class 2017 where I and my colleague Per Lundholm was last week. The class was as big as 40 people, and covering from a couple of experts to mostly total novelty, which is usually the most difficult type of situation for a teacher or coach. But it went well, maybe not all thanks to the poster 😉 but it sure made it a lot easier for both me and Per as teachers, as well as the students who could follow more easily as well as take notes.
EDIT 1: Due to some companies restricted IT policies the poster is now available directly here in the blogpost and not in Dropbox. Thank you for that feedback!
This poster covers both briefly the background to why we work Agile, some history and problems as well as values and principles. It also covers the difference between waterfall development and Agile in two aspects and the most common Agile practice, basic Scrum. Also I added some Lean practices to the mix to add a more advanced level to it.
When coaching this session we also watched my colleague Henrik Knibergs film on Engineering Culture at Spotify (thanks for that :), did lots of white boarding (off course), answering questions, as well as two different “games”. The first game was something Per had come up with and used before, a game called “Agile Value Battle. I think Per will put up a post on that soon 🙂 The other game was to understund Cynefin, where the group line up in the room and organise them self according to the mission they get. Both games where a good energiser as well as a good way to get a understanding for them self before going into theory. You can read about that game in another of my blog posts here >
Thanks to the great class of Digital Business 2017 @ Hyper Island 🙂
Big thank’s to these smart guys
– If you haven’t studied how Cynefin works, you should take 10 min to watch David Snowdens video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7oz366X0-8
– More info about the Agile Onion you find in Simon Powers post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-agile-simon-powers
– Also you should take some quality time and read Joshua Kerievsky long but great post on modern agile: https://www.infoq.com/articles/modern-agile-intro
Also thanks to my colleague Jimmy Janlén for inspiration on how to visualise waterfall vs x-functional teams 🙂
EDIT 2: Just want to say thank’s for all the positive feedback on this poster. Love sharing with you guys! The PO´s poster is still just on paper, but also coming up here on the blog soon.