Agile Performance Improvement by Bob Winter

By Bob Winter

Agile functionality development demonstrates the mutual merits that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement while the values and ideas of either are mixed synergistically below the assistance of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the rules of human functionality expertise with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an strategy that maximizes the price of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings group, and the client. not like conventional end-to-end waterfall approaches, agile functionality development supplies price consistently and in small increments, relentlessly targeting results of worth to the client. construction on constructions of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, comparable to Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human part of holistic strategies in constructing a continuing circulation of value.

Bob iciness, a functionality advisor, was once the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum assisting an agile transition initiative for countless numbers of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary adventure, he chanced on that the 2 cultures, languages, and methodologies of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or inappropriate to every other—in truth ideal to enrich and aid one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and utilising the teachings of human functionality know-how improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.

In Agile functionality development, wintry weather teaches functionality specialists tips on how to observe agile rules, values, and techniques usefully to the initiatives of optimizing human functionality in parts of perform not just adjacent but in addition well past the area of software program and IT engineering, reminiscent of company studying recommendations, human assets structures, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile surroundings the right way to improve their functionality utilizing the rules and methods taught and cultivated by way of functionality experts. the writer, who has labored widely on either side of the normal divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly whilst geeks come upon humans people.

What you’ll learn

After analyzing this e-book, company executives, crew individuals, agile practitioners, and function consulting practitioners might be capable of do the following:

follow agile engineering practices to the layout and improvement of studying options and non-software products
follow the analytical thoughts of human functionality know-how to the answer of any enterprise challenge regarding human features, together with software program development
Leverage the agile functionality development version to maximise the worth of interactions between product vendors, paintings groups, and buyers in any product or approach area
stay away from the typical pitfalls confronted via groups transitioning from conventional paintings tips on how to Agile

Who this e-book is for

The readerships for this booklet include:

functionality consulting practitioners, from the fields of human assets, company studying, and inner and exterior consulting
Agile practitioners, together with software program builders, agile coaches, and different professionals
enterprise executives together with basic managers, sensible managers, leader info officials, leader studying officials, and leader humans Officers
scholars majoring in any of those topic parts: laptop technological know-how, tutorial know-how, place of work studying, human assets administration, enterprise management, commercial and organizational psychology, organizational improvement, business and hard work relations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Agile and Human functionality know-how: The Twain Shall Meet

Chapter 2. the fundamentals of Human functionality Improvement

Chapter three: The functionality Consultant’s Toolkit

Chapter four. the fundamentals of Agile

Chapter five. The Agile software program Engineer’s Toolkit

Chapter 6. Agile functionality Improvement

Chapter 7. Proving Value

Chapter eight. non-stop development Lore

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Com) but I wanted to reach out to see how we can get this training set up for the team. From what I’ve heard, some of the teams have already done similar training and indicated that they got some value from it. We want to track that people have taken the training, and we want all new hires to take the class going forward. Any insight appreciated, Will Let’s look at what Will asked for, as this will color our approach with him. Craft an Initial Response Always acknowledge and respect a request. —Bob’s Axiom No.

But let’s face it—that same worker who doesn’t like making french fries for $8/hour will eventually be unhappy making french fries for $50/hour, especially in the same work environment. Rather than raise wages, the consultant or manager should seek to find the sources of this disgruntlement and underperformance, particularly if it is a condition that is widespread across the kitchen staff. Chances are, modifications to the environment could make the job of fry cook more palatable at any price. Figure 2-3.

17 41 42 Chapter 2 | The Basics of Human Performance Improvement much more likely to be related to nontraining factors. How many times do we see training promised as a panacea for performance problems? Excellent training is provided to employees, and Kirkpatrick-style multilevel evaluation is used to establish the efficacy of the training. Then, somehow, the performance indicators don’t move, and the failure is attributed to a flaw in the training, instead of the business executive who is ultimately accountable for the result.

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