Implementing an Agile Approach
Implementing Agile is a serious endeavor. The first question you should ask yourself is WHY – Why Agile? What am I looking to improve through implementing Agile? Make sure have good reasons that go beyond the superficial “Because everybody’s doing it”.
You should plan for a serious initiative that will require your attention, ongoing management and inspiring leadership. Just because Agile talks about self-organized teams doesn’t mean it can be implemented by remote-control. Get ready to pull up your sleeves and do some hard work!
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Is an Agile Implementation Right For You?
All too often, companies implement Agile simply because it’s popular. Unfortunately, when this is done in a superficial way – without regard to context and your specific needs and objectives – the results are poor.
YOU NEED SPEED SO YOU CAN LEARN QUICKLY
Your product development process is too slow, resulting in late times to market. Lack of speed can hurt competitive advantage, reduce market share and lower sales.
YOU NEED MORE FLEXIBILITY
Your ability to maneuver and change direction of the project or product is limited. As a result, not only your process suffers but you’re struggling to apply any learning to your business.
YOUR ORGANIZATION IS SILOED
Your teams are function-oriented. Delivering value requires them to work across many teams, dependencies and bureaucracy, making it difficult to move fast and effectively. People feel micromanaged and dis-empowered.
YOU LACK VISIBILITY & TRANSPARENCY
Because your process lacks visibility, you’re unable to tell both your sales team and your customers when things will be ready. As a result, you cannot make the necessary business predictions.