A couple of weeks ago we hosted a fascinating executive event where Simon Bennett presented on 'Why the Responsibility Process® is the key to succeeding with Agile'. He concluded that when organisations adopt Agile, either top down or bottom up, it often doesn't work because it is an 'outside in' approach of people trying to control other people. The alternative is 'inside out' where people change themselves. Simon positioned the Responsibility Process as an 'inside out' approach for achieving Agile with responsible individuals having responsible interactions.
Agile projects can often be like a first dance lesson where everyone is treading on each other's toes. We often are asked at Equinox IT about the roles of Project Manager and Scrum Master for Agile projects. Are they both needed? What are the boundaries? Should they be combined?
Agile adoptions and transformations are very common in New Zealand organisations right now, but many find it hard to achieve the buy-in and culture change required to make Agile stick.
Every year, each one of us embarks on a new journey into the unknown. Technology, our organisations, market conditions, social expectations, government policies, and many other things continuously change, and each year we need to adapt as individuals to remain relevant and add value in our professional roles. We're here to help you on that exciting journey in 2018. In this blog post we share what our consultants are learning as they adapt and ensure they add value in 2018.
Sprints, user stories, definitions of done, daily stand-ups, backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, burn-down charts, pair programming, technical spikes, continuous integration, test driven development, specification by example, refactoring…