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Agile MaturityOvercoming challenges and keeping relevantDaryl SearleDelivery Director & Agile SMESogeti UK Sogeti Sogeti 2006-2010, and again since May 2013 UK Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME) Delivery Director Over 15 years of software testing experience 6+ years experience delivering agile projects in the finance sector.SogetiBackgroundAbout me Contact Details Email Phone 07850648026 Twitter - SogetiSuggested Discussion Topics There isnt enough documentation in Agile How can we incorporate regression testing into a sprint? Changing role of testing, do we need testers? Outsourcing & Global distribution, what are the costs & benefits? How can retrospectives help us improve? In theory agile is great, in practice all projects end in a death march! How can we feed change requests and support issues into our sprint?3 SogetiWorld Quality Report - agileI think that a lot of the issue with agile and/or Scrum is the fact people are unsure of how best to approach it. People have run many waterfall projects so they understand the needs and when to perform testing. Scrum is more difficultThe most significant challenge is in the fact that there isn't an adequate testing approach that fits the agile development environment. We are trying to use traditional methods of testing designed for waterfall developmentAgile growing in acceptance, still to fully mature:Main challenges remain largely unchanged.UK: The number of UK respondents who state that their organisations use agile methods rose from 87% in 2013 to 93% in 2014. Although a number of obstacles persist, one in five (20%) UK research participants report that they have no real challenges in testing agile compared to 14% worldwide, suggesting growing levels of maturity in applying testing processes in the context of agile development in the UK. Top Global challenges in agile testing: 64% of research participants identified lack of good testing approach that fits with their agile development method as the main obstacle to agile testing success (up from 61% last year) 55% reported having difficulties with applying test automation to agile projects (down from 56%) Difficulty in identifying the right areas of focus: 49% down from 51% Lack of the right test tools to create reusable test sets: 39% down from 42% Lack of professional test expertise in agile teams: 36% up from 35% Difficulty in reusing and repeating tests across sprints: 35% (no change) No real difficulties: 13% down from 14%4 SogetiMain drivers for adopting agile principlesThough there may be others, the most popular reasons for companies adopting agile are: Decreased time to market, attempting to gain competitive advantage Delivering products to protect or enhance brand recognition / reputation Delivering to budget, reducing costs through efficiency. 5 SogetiWhy does agile fail?What agile isn'tDo project stakeholders / sponsors understand the commitment required?Are the team empowered?Does the business have one voice?Investment is required; its not just monetary, its people6 SogetiUnderstanding the project roadmap Importance of Product Owner commitment Importance of having a roadmap with feature groups defined, to offer options to react to market conditions. Importance of understanding the dependencies of release Example of 2008 market crash Keep the release train moving Gain competitive advantage7 SogetiWhere does testing fit in? Full and active part in game planning, promoting collaboration and questioning acceptance with the what if? statement Does the role of the tester have to change? Id see it as more of an expansion of role Can offshore play a part? The continued role of the tester, retrospectives and change8 SogetiImplementing constant improvements Learning from experience Retrospective actions and improvements Digital Transformation Staying ahead of the trends, asset re-use and the multi-channel experience9 SogetiCase study #110 SogetiCase study #211 SogetiCase study #312 SogetiCase study #413 SogetiThe sum of all parts.. Raising awareness with stakeholders with respect to investment in money and people Reducing cost and time through innovating multi-purposed frameworks Raising quality, through utilising domain experts on and offshore Sustaining revenue growth, through predictability, flexibility and managing risk14Any questions? SogetiContact me - @obofdis16 SogetiConnect SogetiConnect with Sogeti for more information about our services and SogetiOther resourcesVideo: Sogetis agile servicesFor more information on our agile services, take a look at our YouTube video: Agile Business ServicesAlternatively please download our Agile Business Services paper to discover how Sogeti can guide and support you at any stage of your agile journey: you