Project Management

What to Consider When Looking for a Tool to Enhance Your Agile Transformation Strategy

Shamli is an Application Analyst in Boise, Idaho. She is a focused, dedicated and motivated professional with 13 years of experience handling CRM projects using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

As you plan an agile transformation strategy for your organization, one of the most important questions to ask is, “What tool would work best to help us?”

The analysis of team performance—along with the measure of effectiveness of agile methodologies, and areas of improvement in the processes, team structures, etc.—will be highly dependent on what work management tool a company uses. One of the most important things to remember is that the tool should be flexible enough to work around the needs of an organization; it should not be the other way around.

Here are some of the key factors to consider while making the decision to invest in an agile work management tool:

1. Organizational strategy and need
Every organization is different; they have different services or products, different ways of doing things and different needs. A detailed analysis should be made of how your organization runs today and what is needed to fulfill those needs to effectively continue operations.

You should look at your company’s short-term as well as long-term strategy and goals—and your plan should be in alignment with them. An example of a question to ask: “Do my business users have the bandwidth and resources to stay engaged with the delivery teams throughout the execution and completion of work items?”

2. Team structure
Another …


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