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Question: We are starting a project that is part hardware and part software driven. The organization has asked me if we want to use a traditional approach or a more flexible version like agile. It seems to me that the production line would benefit more from one and the IT team might do better with another. What do I recommend to management about what our team wants to adopt to move forward?
Initially, there may not seem like much overlap between Disciplined Agile (DA) and the PMI Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. After all, DA promotes lightweight, agile-inspired guidance, and risk management information can be prescriptive and documentation-heavy. Yet, they are surprisingly aligned and compatible.
A subset of agile coaching activities aims at changing people’s mindset and behavior. They can transform culture and instill new values. But this method is commonly overlooked—or even completely ignored. Why?
We intuitively know that a successful agile adoption requires more than copying agile practices. It needs more than just working in short iterations and having daily stand-up meetings. But can we label those missing ingredients?
Agile started with principles that emphasized collaboration and interaction, experimentation and change, and the delivery of solutions that worked. But we are risking losing sight of these principles.
Does it matter whether agile is our primary project delivery approach, or whether people think of themselves as agile only under certain circumstances? It does, because we’re at a critical juncture in how projects get delivered.
You don’t need a named agile approach to use agility to make your project better. However, you can do what this project manager did to ensure that you and your team will be better off...
In any transformation effort, it is understood that resistance to change is the real enemy. Learn how the Disciplined Agile™ (DA) tool kit can support agile and digital transformation initiatives by optimizing processes in a context-sensitive manner and helping you choose your WoW (way of working).
Em qualquer esforço de transformação, entende-se que a resistência à mudança é o verdadeiro inimigo. Aprenda como o kit de ferramentas Disciplined Agile ™ (DA) pode dar suporte a iniciativas ágeis e de transformação digital, otimizando processos de maneira sensível ao contexto e ajudando você a escolher seu WoW (maneira de trabalhar).