• Stephanie Jaeger

Agile Transformation defined

In order to decide if your company needs an #agiletransformation it is essential to understand first what it actually is. If I had a penny for every time someone said to me he is using agile in his projects yet they were either traditional #projectmanagement or at best #hybridapproach, I'd be on my way to my dream holiday.

When people in Kenya first started talking about agile, many seemed to be of the opinion that it means we do not need to plan. Yet if you are truly using an #agileapproach you are rethinking and re-planning every day, since you are proceeding in increments and deciding on priorities at the end of every sprint.

I have heard many in the construction sector say that they are using an agile approach. However I still do not understand how they design & plan the foundation if they do not know how many floors the building will have. In short even agile has it's limitations and in some projects you simply need and element #traditional project management to make sense of the project. I personally believe that most of our future projects will be using more of a Hybrid approach where you utilize the benefits of both approaches.

From a corporate point of view, it may however just be what you have been looking for to manage your internal change projects.

So let's dive right into it and find out what the #agiletransformation is all about. First let's remind ourselves of the 4 main values of Agile:

1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

4. Responding to change over following a plan

The Agile transformation is actually the process of getting your organization away from old bureaucracy to a body that is flexible, able to embrace change and react quickly to any change in the environment. For that it needs to be self-organizing and collaborative. The first road block that needs to come down is the silo mentality that is so deeply entrenched in many organizations.

Lets look into the following article for more insights.

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