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Transformation to Agile
Business Agility, Agile methodologies, Scrum, Sprint are the terminologies in trend these days.

Still there are organizations who are struggling to transit from traditional methodologies to new methodologies.

Organizations have realized that change is the only constant and to survive in the competitive market they need to adapt to the changes as fast as possible.

Common challenges which restrict the organizations to adapt to the new change are:
1. Organization is so accustomed to the old way of working that they resist the new changes.
2. Agile methodology has too many new terminologies to keep the deliverables intact which the management fails to understand and adopt
3. Roles defined in the agile framework seems to be a little confusing as in the roles and responsibilities changes.

Most companies and projects walk on the path of adopting Agile but gets stuck somewhere in between and can be referred as Water-Scrum Fall. They adopt few of the processes from Traditional and few from Agile and get the things going.

To achieve the full benefits of Agile the “Must Have” things organization to undergo are:

1. Train the employees and make them understand the roles and responsibilities. Agile coach can be appointed in the organization.
2. Communication is the key – Team should be vocal and comfortable to discuss the problems
3. Team to adopt the pillars of scrum to be able to achieve the deliverables – Transparency, Inspection, Adaptability
· Transparency: A culture to be created wherein team feels encouraged to discuss anything and everything related to project and its progress
· Inspection and Adaptability is a monitoring and controlling process wherein we check the progress and tune the deliverables as soon as possible to achieve the target results
There are other ways too, for transition from Traditional WoW to New WoW. These are just a few to describe what can be done.

Thoughts are welcomed!
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Hi Poorvi
Organizations choose the methodology that is best meeting their business needs. So I have seen that their methodology is always evolving. There are companies where we see an amalgamation of both waterfall & agile.

So where the desire is to move to Agile to increase velocity but still retain the processes of waterfall, I would suggest to have an independent Agile coach, who can see the situation & the expectation & be able to help with the methodology to meet the business & employee needs.


Regards,
Maria
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1 reply by Poorvi Arora
Sep 08, 2021 1:35 AM
Poorvi Arora
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Agreed !
Makes sense, somehow!
Thank you for sharing
Sep 07, 2021 5:06 AM
Replying to Maria Lekha Johnson
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Hi Poorvi
Organizations choose the methodology that is best meeting their business needs. So I have seen that their methodology is always evolving. There are companies where we see an amalgamation of both waterfall & agile.

So where the desire is to move to Agile to increase velocity but still retain the processes of waterfall, I would suggest to have an independent Agile coach, who can see the situation & the expectation & be able to help with the methodology to meet the business & employee needs.


Regards,
Maria
Agreed !
The problem is the big misunderstanding outside there mainly created by people who is trying to sell something and instead of it contributes to the general confusion which is jeopardizing the intentions of other people who are working with Agile from long time ago. Sorry for writting about me but for a chance of the destiny I was part of the group which "invented" Agile in 1990 (which was totally outside the software domain) and then I was part of the software movement, including it I was part of the group which created DSDM. But returning to this interesting discussion and taken @Maria comment the first step is: 1-why to transform? what does mean? Because organizations are open and adaptable systems then when environment change they must to transform and adapt. This is one of the pillars of Agile: system theory. You can validate it in the original papers. 2-Agile has to be applied if and only if it is the solution to the transformation problem. 3-Agile is an approach not a life cycle, not a method/framework. Then you can apply Agile with any life cycle such as waterfall. By the way, people confuse waterfall with sequential. My recommendation is going to Mr. Royce original paper about waterfall where you can see things like feedback loops for example. 4-Lean and Agile are not the same. Lean provides flexibility. Agile provides agility. 5-what you state above about things to achieve full benefits is valid for anything than Agile too.
In addition to above ""Agile mindset is the key"""
Support Sergio's post.
Agile is a trend as Poorvi says. We humans tend to follow trends.
I support @Rajendra Medepalle's point of view,

I also think "transformation", first of all "thinking transition" and "mindset transition"

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