Go See for Yourself (And Your Business): "Agile Adoption Needs Agile Adoptees"

John Storts

Agile and lean development can't be forced to happen solely as the result of top-down mandates or according to rigid plans with sharp end-dates; nor can it ever stop happening in order to be truly "agile." It must be dynamic, fluid and able to negotiate the needs that arise in the arc of adaptive and predictive measures common to Agile requirements.

 

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development, authored by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, aims to help businesses keep focus on the core concepts of agile development by laying out steps you can take to ensure that these principles are implemented properly - and adopted holistically - by personnel at all levels and on large scales. The excerpt provided by Pearson Education, "Inspect & Adapt," can be quickly summed up like this: Go. See. Figure out what's wrong (and right) by inspecting. Then adapt. Repeat.

 

Click the links below for more agile development content here at IT Business Edge and the Knowledge Network.

 



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Apr 26, 2010 9:45 AM Fabrice Talbot Fabrice Talbot  says:

Thanks for the resources John! Also, I'm a fan of this approach you described: "Go. See. Figure out what's wrong (and right) by inspecting. Then adapt. Repeat."

I wrote an article on this myself: http://blog.agilewords.com/2010/04/is-your-business-agile/ Although mine is more oriented to helping companies figure out if they are truly agile or not.

All the best,

Fabrice  Talbot

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Apr 27, 2010 5:24 AM John Storts John Storts  says: in response to Fabrice Talbot

I appreciate your comments, Fabrice. I read your article regarding determining agility and found it to be very useful and of interest to our IT management community. Would you be interested in posting the agile tool to our Knowledge Network wiki? I'd be happy to work with you to make doing so as easy and painless as possible (read: I can do most of the work on my end). How may I contact you (I didn't see an e-mail link at Agilewords).

Thanks for contributing. I hope we can get this resource into the KN; this would be great for our wiki and would provide you with another avenue for recognition.

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May 1, 2010 1:20 AM Fabrice Talbot Fabrice Talbot  says: in response to John Storts

That's a great idea! You can reach me at fabrice.talbot[at]agilewords.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Fabrice

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