Wednesday, March 30, 2016

IT Agility Sum Up: Agile Pitfalls

Agility within and of itself is a strategy. 

Agility is not only the ability to create the change, but also the capability to adapt to the changes. Within an IT, organizational agility should be defined as the speed in which the organization can enable the enterprise's goals and objectives as IT strategy is an integral element of business strategy. Agile is a culture as well! It is important to recognize that moving to Agile may require a significant culture change that affects the entire business. It certainly is NOT just a "development thing.” It's a philosophy to run today's over-complex business. But what are the potential Agile pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Agile Pitfalls

  • Why is being Agile so Hard? Agile becomes mainstream software management philosophy and methodology,  however, most of the organizations are at the stage of doing Agile, not being agile, doing agile is a set of activities; but being agile is the state of mind, the ongoing capability, and the culture adaptability. To dig through, why is being agile so hard?

  • The Pitfalls in Agile movement Agile is emerged as a philosophy to run today’s digital organizations with a set of principles to refine business management and culture. However, it is a thorny journey, What are the biggest problems for people or companies when they decide to go Agile - not just doing Agile, but being agile? What is the hardest thing when you choose that road? What are your biggest pains? And what are the pitfalls to fail you, and how can you learn from your mistakes to make a continuous improvement?

  • How to Overcome the Obstacles of Agile Transformation? More and more organizations are on their journey from doing Agile to being agile, and there are many obstacles on the way, what are the causes of those failures, do they fail to follow the principles, or are they failing to do the best practices? Are they failing forward or backward? Who should take more responsibility -the leadership or fellowship?

  • Agile’s RoadBlocks: Agile becomes the mainstream software management methodology, even turns to be the corporate management philosophy. However, going Agile is not an easy journey, what are the biggest problems for people or companies when they decide to go Agile? What is the hardest thing when you choose that road? What are your biggest pains?

  • Agile Pitfalls: The business purposes of taking Agile methodology is to adapt to change, improve customer satisfaction, and enforce communication. Agile is basically dialogue applied to application development - an iterative process of "thinking together." However, if the people involved have limited skills for thinking together, then agile won't work well at all, as an emergent methodology, Agile causes certain confusions or even failures, what are the potential Agile pitfalls?

  • The Big Roadblocks for Agile Adoption  Though Agile has been adopted by mainstream and has been proven with the advantage for iterative communication, incremental improvement, and faster delivery. Still, there are many roadblocks on the way, what are those top problems when you adopt Agile?

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