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2.

Design

Collaborating Roles:

  • Product Manager

  • Product Owner

  • Business Analyst

  • UX Designer

  • Artist

 

Example Tasks:

  • Research

  • UX/UI

  • Design

3.

Planning

Collaborating Roles:

  • ScrumMaster

  • Project Manager

  • Personnel Manager

  • Team Members

Example Tasks:

  • Scheduling

  • Facilitation

  • Communication

4.

Implementation

4.

Implement

Collaborating Roles:

  • Developer

  • Architect

  • Clerk

  • Writer

Example Tasks:

  • Coding

  • Writing

  • Construction

5.

Verification

5.

Verify

Collaborating Roles:

  • Tester

  • Quality Assurance

  • Quality Control

  • Developer

Example Tasks:

  • Testing

  • Code Review

  • Reporting

6.

Operations

Collaborating Roles:

  • Network Administrator

  • Support

Example Tasks:

  • Environments

  • Inventory

  • Maintenance

1.

People

Collaborating Roles:

  • ScrumMaster

  • Project Manager

  • Personnel Manager

Example Tasks:

  • Scheduling

  • Facilitation

  • Communication

Agile Helps Organizations in 6 Main Collaboration Areas...

*NOTE: We usually see terms like “Coding” and “Testing” here, but Agile works in more places than IT/software.

You may have noticed that the 6 words below are not names of roles. Agile is about collaboration, so these 6 areas are about how we work together.

But there are also spheres of influence at play...

...and not everyone interacts with all spheres.

Global   

 Impact

Competitors

Team

Team

Team

Product

Teams

Team

Team

Team

Product

Teams

Market

Team

People

Design

Plan

Implement*

Verify*

Operations

*NOTE: We usually see terms like “Coding” and “Testing” here, but Agile works in more places than IT/software.

Product

People

Design

Plan

Implement*

Verify*

Operations

Organization

People

Design

Plan

Implement*

Verify*

Operations

Impact

People

Design

Plan

Implement*

Verify*

Operations

So we started cataloguing Agile practices...

Some people use Agile within teams. Others are focused on Agile practices within teams of teams, collaboratively building products together. Still other groups use Agile practices to establish an organization’s position within its market, and some Agile practices help us establish our place and impact on the world.

And we organized them for clarity...

Team Practices
T2. Design

T2.1

Feature Mapping

T2.2

Iterative Prototyping

T2.3

Unknowns First

T2.4

Checklists

T3. Planning

T3.1

Collaborative Planning

T3.2

Resource Allocation

T3.3

Small Batches

T3.4

Prioritized Delivery

T1. People

T1.1

Collaborative Growth

T1.2

Individual Growth

T1.3

Listening & Appreciation

T5. Verification

T5.1

Independent Verify

T5.2

Reproducible Testing

T5.3

Defect Tracking

T6. Operations

T6.1

Independent Test Environment

T6.2

Independent Customer Environment

T6.3

Delivery Tracking

T4. Implementation

T4.1

Daily Collaboration

T4.2

Resource Management

T3.5

Working Sessions

T3.4

Prioritized Serial Delivery

Product Practices
P2. Design

P2.1

Team of Teams Alignment

P2.2

Iterative Cust Delivery

P2.3

Economic Prioritization

P3. Planning

P3.1

Data-Driven Forecasting

P3.2

Long-Range Planning

P3.3

Collab Depend Planning

P3.4

Stakeholder Reporting

P4. Implementation
P1. People

P1.1

Intrinsic Motivation

P1.2

Integrating Multiple POVs

P5. Verification

P5.1

Test First

P5.2

Regression Testing

P5.3

Automated Verification

P5.4

Outcome Verification

P5.5

Direct Customer Testing

P6. Operations

P6.1

Automate Everything

P6.2

Automate Recovery

P6.3

Automation Reporting

P4.1

Implementation Debt

P4.2

Cross-Functional Teams

P4.3

Shared Better Practices

Now Agile works in more places than IT/software...

…so the names may look unusual.

Practices go by many names…

Team Practices

T2. Design

T2.1

Feature Mapping

T2.2

Iterative Prototyping

T2.3

Unknowns First

T2.4

Checklists

T2. Planning

T3.1

Collaborative Planning

T3.2

Resource Allocation

T3.3

Small Batches

T3.4

Prioritized Delivery

T3.5

Working Sessions

Scrum Version

User Story Mapping

Iterative Prototyping

Spikes

Definition of Ready

Planning Poker

Backlog Refinement

Sprints 

Burndown Charts

Sprint Planning

Kanban Version

User Story Mapping

Iterative Prototyping

Design Sprint

Definition of Ready

Mob Programming*

Triage

Work In Progress (WIP)*

Work In Progress (WIP)*

Mob Programming*

Non-IT Version

Flow Chart

Draft Reviews

Discovery Sessions

Scope Definition

Collaborative Planning

Resource Allocation

Wait List 

First In / First Out 

Working Sessions

*NOTE: Some techniques perform double duty.

The names in the catalog are designed to be inclusive (especially outside IT) and represent the many flavors of Agile. All of them are valid, though some techniques make other techniques unnecessary.

We call it: “Choose Your Own Agile Adventure”

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Not every team needs every practice...

...and teams operate at different speeds.