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     1= Getting Results the Agile Way
     2**Author: J. D. Meier**
     3
     4Jan 24 2017
     5
     6[[Image(htdocs:images/books/getting-results-the-agile-way.jpg, alt="Getting Results the Agile Way", align=center)]]
     7
     8== Review
     9Coming soon: ETA is Feb 01.
     10
     11== Notes
     12=== Foundation
     13* 10 Values.
     14* 10 Principles.
     15* 12 Practices.
     16* No big upfront design.
     17* Pave a path; find a way forward.
     18
     19==== 10 Values
     201. Action over analysis-paralysis.
     211. Approach over results: results as gauge.
     221. Energy over (as in above) time.
     231. Focus over quantity: focus is the force multiplier.
     241. Good enough over perfection.
     251. Growth mindset over fixed mindset.
     261. Outcomes over activities: focus on results.
     271. Maximize strengths: spend less time shoring up weaknesses.
     281. System over ad-hoc: for basics.
     291. Value-up over backlog burndown: "What's the next best thing to do?"
     30
     31==== 10 Principles
     321. 80/20: 80% action, 20% analysis.
     331. Change your approach: tune as you go.
     341. Continuous learning
     351. Deliver incremental value.
     361. Less is more: reduce work that's in-flight.
     371. Factor out action from reference: reduce signal to noise ratio.
     381. Set boundaries: both for time and energy.
     391. Fix time, flex scope: time is a 1st class citizen.
     401. Rhythm of results: habit becomes ritual => produces feeling of accomplishment.
     411. Version your results: fight perfectionism.
     42
     43==== 12 Practices
     441. Rule of **3**: focus on vital things; a buffet you can go back to, don't overfill your plate.
     451. Monday vision, daily outcome, Friday reflection.
     461. Scannable outcomes: what's on your radar?
     471. Daily outcomes: **3** action items for the day.
     481. Weekly outcomes.
     491. Strong week: do the toughest things that drain you early in the week to create a glide path.
     501. Timebox your day: optimize & prioritize.
     511. Triage incoming action items: Do / Queue / Schedule / Delegate.
     521. Monthly improvement sprints: pick **1** thing to improve each month.
     531. Growth mindset: get knocked down, get up again.
     541. Action lists: Daily / Weekly / Queue / Scripts.
     551. Reference collections: for non-actionable information.
     56----
     57
     58=== Hot Spots
     591. Things that are important i.e. big picture items and long term goals.
     601. Clusters of important things going on in your life.
     611. At a macro-level think in terms of work, personal & life.
     62
     63{{{#!th colspan=3 align=center
     64**__Hot Spots__**
     65}}}
     66|-
     67{{{#!td align=center
     68**Life Frame**
     69}}}
     70{{{#!td align=center
     71**Work**
     72}}}
     73{{{#!td align=center
     74**Personal**
     75}}}
     76|-
     77{{{#!td
     78* Mind
     79* Body
     80* Emotions
     81* Career
     82* Financial
     83* Relationships
     84* Fun
     85}}}
     86{{{#!td
     87* Activities
     88* Active Projects
     89* Backlog
     90}}}
     91{{{#!td
     92* Activities
     93* Active Projects
     94* Backlog
     95}}}
     96|-
     97
     984. Set boundaries: max / min time & energy; use Hot Spots to set these boundaries. e.g. max 50 hrs for work and min 3 hrs for body (workout).
     991. Worst mistake is to continually throw more time at problems.
     1001. Increase value, improve efficiency & effectiveness => reduce time spent.
     101
     102==== Activities
     103* Recurring activities like administration, mentoring, status meetings for work; household chores, grocery shopping for personal.
     104* Make a list for each big activity => enables you to see stuff at a glance.
     105* **3** most important results at the top.
     106
     107==== Active Projects
     108**1** list per project => this is your queue.
     109
     110==== Backlog
     111**1** list per major backlog item.
     112
     113----
     114=== Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, Friday Reflection
     115* Deliver value over backlog burndown.
     116* Rule of **3**.
     117* Frame results for the week.
     118* Test for success: (re)define outcomes based on what success looks like.
     119* Scenario driven results: e.g. laying on a hammock & enjoying the rose garden, rather than tasks like mowing the lawn. Gives work meaning & improves quality of life.
     120* Incremental progress.
     121* Have a buffer: at a buffer, you would take smaller portions, make multiple trips. Buffers help see opportunities. No buffer => only threats are visible.
     122* Use timeboxes: spend energy effectively.
     123
     124==== Monday Vision
     125Identify **3** outcomes for the week:
     126* Use Hot Spots as input.
     127* Focus on where you want to be at the end of the week.
     128* Focus on outcomes, not activities / tasks.
     129
     130==== Daily Outcomes
     131Identify **3** outcomes for the day:
     132* You can always add more later.
     133* Don't get caught up in backlog.
     134* Choose most valuable things.
     135* Track against the week's **3** outcomes.
     136* **Must**, **Should**, **Could** are the **3** buckets for the daily list:
     137   * **Must** => got to get these done.
     138   * **Should** => nice to haves.
     139   * **Could** => pipe dreams.
     140
     141==== Friday Reflection
     142* Focus on the pitch, not the scoreboard.
     143* Evaluate what got done, or what didn't and why.
     144* Be balanced: what needs improvement **and** what went well.
     145* Get clarity on personal success patterns and what needs to change.
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