Is agile really working for you? Let's find out together.Jinesh Parekh
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Do you really find meaning in all the ceremonies you do on an agile project?
Let's consider, you were asked to build a project in 8 weeks that was originally for 6+ months. Let's add to the mix a few unknowns such as not finalized external API integration and a few spikes. Would you take it up? The first thing that would come to your mind would be long working hours and a totally burnt out team with very little chance of success.
Delivering this project requires thinking out side the box. The processes that we follow as chores such as standups, retrospectives, demo and others could become time sinks. We perform the ceremonies as chores and have lost the purpose as defined in the manifesto.
You can call yourself agile as long as you define your own process and stick to the manifesto. We defined our own process in delivering the above mentioned project in 10 weeks. We call it the Burst Mode Development.
Burst Mode is a mindset. Do not make the mistake of following it as it is. You want to stick to the purpose of each step and depending on the dynamics of your team, tweak the process to suit your needs.