Team Kaikaku (Revolutionary Change)
We had a small Dev & QA team, trying to adopt more Agile Principles, and aware of the growth we were going to face soon. Current setup & structure of the team required transformations so that we could scale, help improve low morale and disconnect within the team. Tried few changes but ‘flat’ with no managers didn’t work at all for us. Our talk will be about what we ended up doing that enabled us to get to a high energy agile team!
Kaikaku refers to big revolutionary change whereas Kaizen refers to evolutionary change. The changes we did with our team with respect to the structure of the team and the development process, were big in magnitude and the requirement to change was big too. With this major shift, we could scale the team and take on big projects associated with new clients, could deliver quality product every release and changed many of our clients’ perspective to a positive one and could attract lot of good talent.