In Software Development, Agile is a way of developing code. It is essentially an unspoken promise of new functions, fixed bugs, automated tests etc delivered in a short period of time. Agile has became the reference approach for modern product development in the last few decades. However, we still see a lot of misinterpretation and abuse of its core values. This is so common and I would like to call this unwanted byproduct as fragile. If you don’t handle it with care, it is sure to shatter your product and loudly crash your entire team.Companies worldwide have faced many issues adopting Agile, a lot of the struggles and challenges are shared across different regions.
As organizations embark on agile transformation, many traditional project managers or business and technical leads are thrown into the Scrum Master/Product Owner role after reading a book or two and, perhaps a few days of training. In the midst of changing environments, conflicting mindsets, and other change-related issues, they are expected to start operating within a Scrum team. The main problem I see these days with agile methodologies is that it has become a branding term, many organizations want to "do agile" not because they appreciate or even understand the benefits of doing so, but just because they want to get a sticker that says I'm Agile. You bring a team together, give them some work, and yet they don't meet the organization's or manager's expectations. At the end they fail to jell, fail to perform and fail to deliver.
Why do so many organizations struggle to put in place mature Agile teams that can apply proper Agile principles and deliver awesome products? Some people will say, “Agile is hard” as an excuse to not do Agile or to become frAgile. Here we shall discuss the secrets to reboot any Agile team. Let's discuss why this happens and how we can overcome these to bring in a new cultural shift which will boost the team productivity ?
This talk consist of a series of stories that hopefully can illustrate a different approach of implementing change in the right way. We shall also analyse if what you think of agile is exactly what it is or else what tweak you need to bring in to make it work for you.