Agile has limitations and does not work under any circumstances. It might be applicable, but not in every case. Arguments like these are evaluated and diminished in the article above.
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Everyone has different reading habits and preferred writing styles. Even though, it is remarkable, that for each of us it takes only a hand full of books, when it gets back to citations and argues on best practices and approaches. These books are our treasure chest. While the list of publications is growing at a furios speed, many of the arguments seem to be repeating and interchangeable. Sure, there are few new publications, which will make it into our lists in the future. Though, this will not change the importance of the already listed books. It is worthwhile sharing these lists. This is the compendium of my essential reads: Daniel…
“The Kanban Method & Enterprise Services Planning have, for a decade, offered an alternative to Agile methodologies for improving business agility across professional services organizations employing thousands of knowledge workers. This key note highlights why Kanban is the least disruptive approach to agility but the most radical alternative to Agile.” #noRevolutionaryChange #noEstimates #noIterations #noPlanning #noPrioritization #noBacklogGrooming #noDependencyManagement #noCrossFunctionalTeams
“Moving the responsibility for change from a hierarchy to a network is a transformation that is best stimulated by a network, not by a hierarchy.”
When I was starting with agile teams many years ago, my main motivation has been to create more robust delivery processes. When I was looking at the findings, I was realizing, that I was not able to drive change by myself, so my motivation changed to empower the people in the teams to take actions on themselves. Now I realize, that my motivation has to be to foster a joint understanding of values and create room for the teams to take actions. Agile tools belong to the teams and not to me.
Yesterday evening I was conducting a 90 minutes agile training. It has been the first for a while now. It has been a practice oriented training, and it has been very comprehensive and demanding, but I have learned a lot. That’s why I want to tell a bit about my experience.
Agile methods are getting more and more grip in a fast-paced business world – mainly because they promise easy adaptation to change. But listening to people working in such agile setups, quite often they suffer from it than that they benefit. Why?