As the use of agile methods spreads into larger organizations, senior managers struggle to decide their agile adoption strategy. Here are three stories from three large Canadian banks who each took a different adoption approach.
Organizations that over-emphasize expediency can set themselves up for long-term losses. This article addresses strategies for taking a balanced approach--specifically, maintaining development capacity, maintaining code asset value and flexible tool selection.
While there is almost unanimous agreement on the importance of teams, the vast majority of people don’t like to belong to them. This raises a loud warning for you and your agile team, one you must address proactively, because an agile project succeeds or fails on the health of the team. Maybe the GCCR Plan can give your team members wings that fly.
|A.||Management usually has a different set of driving motivators, and therefore unless you educate them they will not understand that measuring by velocity already allows teams to speed up and produce better quality to its maximum ability.|
|B.||Velocity is figured per person, as some individuals are better educated and more talented than others. Management should understand that a team without your team’s stars can’t work as fast.|
|C.||When teams figure velocity, they are just guessing. Pressure to meet the standards set by other teams will increase productivity and give the organization more value for their money.|
|D.||Ignore management and other customer leaders who want to know details about your progress. Tell them a finish date and make sure you deliver everything as planned.|