Renee, Tony and Craig are at Agile Australia and sit down with Adrian Fittolani from Envato and discuss program management and monte carlo simulations. Renee also makes an estimate that is super accurate!
utilise bottom up program management at Envato, they have 4 main themes as a company and use self organising themes to meet those themes
had to evolve from co-located teams as could not find local resources, they now have any person working in any team wherever they are and make that work, they try to keep teams in close timezones and use asynchronous communication tools, have a policy to work anywhere and additionally a policy to travel and work from anywhere in the world for 3 months
the teams responsibility is to radiate program status, currently using a short document with a timeline view
launch wall for important items kicking off in the next 2 weeks – helps eliminate surprises
project is where more than one team is involved, form a circle around the project (like holacracy)
Craig and Renee, sitting in a shoe-box sized hotel room in Sydney eating peanut M&Ms, decided to rustle through the mailbag and answer a bunch of outstanding questions.
Note: this episode is not sponsored or endorsed by M&Ms but we certainly enjoy their product!
Crossing The Chasm
more and more organisations seem to be crossing the chasm to Agile, but too many are still just doing and not being Agile
inimal viable product (MVP) is still the trend word, the next stage is Minimal Viable Experience and then Minimal Viable Robustness to Minimal Marketable Product and finally Continuously Evolving Product