Top Missteps of Newly Agile Enterprises

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While it’s sensible for companies to start out by doing agile “by the book,” the reality is that soon after people will encounter situations where the textbook approach isn’t a fit for their organization. If the company doesn’t make a habit of investigating possible outcomes and thoughtfully evolving its practices, then one of two painful things will happen. Employees will continue to use a less-than-ideal approach, or they’ll simply modify processes on their own. Either action will ultimately yield decreased morale and productivity.

Following participation at agile2012 and agile Day '12, Cyrus Innovation, a software development and process improvement company specializing in the agile model, unveiled the most common missteps taken by organizations that have beginner to intermediate experience with agile development.

“Based on our experience, we frequently see IT teams who start down the agile development path with good intentions, but lack a clear understanding of what milestones they need to reach in order to make their efforts successful,” said Jason Reid, director of strategic planning at Cyrus. “While agile is by no means a one-size-fits-all methodology, there are relatively simple adjustments that can be made by most to put practitioners back on the right track.”

This slideshow features some of the top mistakes that companies make with agile development, as identified by Cyrus Innovation.

 

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