Implement Agile Practices That Work
Improve collaboration and transparency with the business to minimize project failure.
By not addressing your development inefficiencies and communication issues, you may see:
- Increasing pressure to create applications with poor communication, unrealistic deadlines, and insufficient resources, which leads to end-user complaints and rising support costs to address poorly design bugs and defects.
- Lack of stakeholder interaction, allowing poor ideas to be translated into mediocre products.
- Agile being blamed for project failure even though the root causes behind your failures are not related to Agile development.
Agile will introduce the following attributes that will positively impact your development team:
- Collaboration: Emphasizing collective progress ownership motivates team members to work through issues in a professional manner.
- Iterations: Provides more opportunities for end-user and product stakeholder feedback, as features are tested and released after each process increment.
- Continual improvement: By having regular briefings, the team is able to self-manage improvements and can better focus on innovation efforts.
- Prioritization: The most important requirements are executed in the current iteration, even if it is a modification of a previous delivery.
Module 1: Assess and Prepare for Agile
- Assess the current state of your development environment and its potential fit with Agile.
- Select a pilot project to demonstrate the value of Agile.
- Review and evaluate your current software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Key Benefits Achieved
- Understanding the notable organizational gaps that can derail your Agile implementation.
- Selection of a pilot project that will be used to gather metrics to continuously improve and obtain buy-in for wider rollout.
- Realization of the root causes behind the people, process, and technology issues in your current development process.
|1.1||Assess and prepare your organization||
|1.2||Select the right pilot project||
|1.3||Assess your current SDLC||
Module 2: Implement Your Pilot Agile Project
- Gain a grasp of the goals and philosophies of the Scrum methodology through simulations.
- Tailor the Scrum process to better fit your context.
- Optimize your SDLC based on the lessons learned from your Scrum simulation.
- Define the initiatives to implement Agile in your organization and to prepare for a wider rollout.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Strong understanding of the by-the-book Scrum process and realization of its fit to your development environment.
- Customized Scrum and SDLC processes that addresses your development challenges and business objectives.
- Agile implementation roadmap based on current resource capacities, task complexities, and business priorities.
|2.1||Simulate baseline Scrum||
|2.2||Tailor Scrum and SDLC process flow to fit your context||
|2.3||Understand your Agile metrics||
|2.4||Build your development methodology selection framework||
|2.5||Brainstorm and prioritize your Agile implementation initiatives||