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1 Utilisation v Productivity who gets the gold medal? Margaret Morgan Helen Meek

2 About us Margaret Morgan Helen Meek Very experienced (over 25 years!) IT practitioner across all aspects of the systems lifecycle Over the last decade successfully using Agile to deliver business value in large and complex organisations Most recently with a number of large organisations to explore how they can accommodate and embrace Agile working with distributed teams Interested in how practices within Agile and Scrum are linked with Lean thinking and systems thinking, and in particular how these theories can influence the behaviours in large and complex organisations. Experienced Project Manager with over 10 years of IT experience 2+ years experience in Agile organisational transformation Proudly a Certified Scrum Professional Passionate about delivering high quality outcomes, and overcoming the challenges organisations face - 1 -

3 About us.. Margaret Helen

4 Exploring the link between productivity and utilisation The challenge of scaling up Agile in big organisations Using the lean thinking idea of a relay race and baton to learn about the effects of focussing on utilisation Exploring the learning from the relay race and applying it back to the challenge

5 Working With Large Organisations Identify opportunities for Agile implementation Start the product backlog with User Stories Identify the scrum feature team Build the vision set up the team or teams to deliver

6 The Practice Model is based on local optimisation Many big organisations employ a practice model where specialists are managed by their practice manager Practice managers will not want to provide ring-fenced resources to delivery teams E.g. A solutions architect may be expected to work on 5 projects simultaneously Why does this happen?

7 You can t manage what you can t measure Who in the audience measures productivity? How do you measure it? How does your organisation use this measure? How would you measure the productivity of a design architect?

8 So What Really is the Problem? Large organisations encourage local optimisation and that makes the formation of a dedicated Scrum team very difficult Productivity is not measured effectively and so cannot be managed

9 Experience the challenge? Examples of where the utilisation problem has manifested itself Skill shortages force sharing of SMEs across projects Projects don t get off the ground because resource is not available Scrum Master owns the product backlog because the BA is only 25% Scrum teams can t plan effectively because key people are missing from planning sessions A large programme of work has decided not to scale up Agile working, citing the reason that they cannot afford to supply a full time scrum master to each scrum team. Have you experienced this?

10 Experience the challenge? More examples of where the utilisation problem has manifested itself People trying to measure Agile projects the same way on a score card - doesn't work. Misconception that dedicated is more expensive Much work in progress as Portfolio push rather than pull Torn priorities People are rewarded for individual productivity and not the team e.g. I have an 80% utilisation target set now! Organisation encourages specialism so people are not multi-skilled. This leads to a shortage of SMEs who then have to support many projects

11 The relay race delivering the baton What s important, the % working time of Usain Bolt or the cycle time for the baton?

12 The relay game Rules 4 person team Equally spaced around the perimeter of the room Be stationary when handing over the baton You can only handle 1 baton at a time Product owner measures start time to end time - CYCLE TIME - for each baton delivered Resource manager measures working time UTILISATION for person A the business analyst Definitions Productivity = cycle time Cycle time = arrival time of baton at start point to delivery at end Utilisation = time carrying a baton/total cycle time

13 Results Scenario Baton cycle time Average cycle time Utilisation Observations 1 2 B1 B2 B3 B4 3 B1 B2 B3 B4 4

14 Sample Results Scenario Baton Average Util- Observations cycle cycle time isation time 1 60s 60s 15/60 =25% 1 baton in 60s 2 B1 60s B2 60s B3 60s B4 60s 60s 60/150 =40% but 4 batons in 2 min 30s 3 B1 60s B2 90s B3 120s B4 150s 420/4 =105s =40% 4 batons in 2 min 30s 4

15 The Relay Game What did we learn? Does it explain WHY resource managers may not be willing to provide dedicated resources to scrum teams? What is the effect of local optimisation? Is matrix management the best way to manage utilisation of people? What are the repercussions of a core team member working on more than one project? If you are working on 2 projects can you spend 50% of your time on each? What does this tell us about productivity and utilisation?

16 The Scrum Exercise

17 Scrum scenario 4 person team Team members can only move around the room together They have to collect and assemble a jigsaw. Each person can only handle their own piece of jigsaw The jigsaw should be assembled as the team progresses around the room Start point = end point Product owner measures start time to end time - CYCLE TIME - for the jigsaw Resource manager measures working time UTILISATION for person D the test analyst

18 Results Scenario # Delivery time Utilisation of Observations for jigsaw Test analyst

19 The Scrum Exercise - What Did We Learn? What effect does local optimisation have on cycle times? What is the impact of local optimisation on Scrum? How does it compare with the impact on traditional delivery modes? Scrum scenario involving collaboration throughout delivery demonstrates that utilisation targets need to be about the whole scrum team, not individuals because individual (or local) optimisation has a negative effect on productivity What about transaction switching time?

20 So How Does This Help With Our Challenges? Large organisations encourage local optimisation and that makes the formation of a dedicated Scrum team very difficult Productivity is not measured effectively and so cannot be managed

21 Scaling Agile in large organisations The Scrum scenario demonstrated that single point utilisation is detrimental to team productivity What s the impact of a missing team member from Daily Scrum Sprint planning Sprint review Sprint retrospective Scrum and other Agile practices have a scientific basis for the rules laid down It s important to understand why the rules are there otherwise people will break them As Scrum Masters and Agile coaches we must be able to explain the rationale behind the Scrum framework

22 More benefits from changing the utilisation model Sustainable pace Encourage generalizing specialists Scalability Wisdom of the team Removal of single point of failure Importance of thinking time

23 Thinking time Agile, Scrum, XP all build in thinking time The ritual of collaborative sprint planning User story workshops iterating round the problem Retrospective How do you build in thinking time to your day? Vision, themes, epics, stories We need thinking time to be creative and innovative

24 Summary Focussing on utilisation can be a barrier to Agile working High utilisation targets have a negative impact on team productivity Managing utilisation is not a substitute for managing productivity Allocating to multiple projects is detrimental to Scrum productivity There are other benefits from having dedicated scrum teams Thinking time is built into the Scrum framework

25 Q&A Have you been thinking of any questions?

26 Thank You

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