Chances are that you heard any of these claims or similar at some point of your career especially if you work in IT and Software Development:– “We used Agile in a previous project and it wasn’t good“– “I have worked in Agile before and it didn’t work“– “Agile doesn’t work for us“– “Agile doesn’t work“ […]
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The speed and success of any team is determined mainly by the surrounding environment and overall working conditions. Supporting teams in maximising the flow is not easy at all mostly because it requires the full organization to embrace cultural changes.
Making errors is part of the job. We don’t know what and when but we know that will happen. It can happen many times a day or a week, at work as well as in our everyday lives. Someone says that the only way to avoid mistakes is doing nothing. I disagree. Sometimes, not taking action is […]
There are different levels of understanding Agile.The first one is where you care about rules. You take every best practice, guide, book, training suggestion and you make a strict process out of context and without interpreting the reality. That’s not Agile. That’s you using Agile to cover your need of implementing bureaucratic policies.That’s you not willing […]
A year ago, many countries took the first measures to tackle the emerging pandemic due to COVID-19. Lockdown, working from home, social distancing…Experts aren’t certain if we’ll be back to normality by 2022 or we will just prolong current habits and lifestyle to establish a new norm. Will companies let employees work from home or from […]
Trust is a pillar for many organizations nowadays.I remember seeing on the tv displays at the office many times a day the ubiquitous message “Microsoft is built on trust” when I worked there.Many organizations following the trend come up with similar mottos, insert the trust narrative into their vision, mission, or values. Every company claims to be […]
“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” Agile Manifesto In these days the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of Agile Manifesto! Like the discovery of fire, agricultural and industrial (R)Evolutions, it will take time to get many onboard, establish new cultures, let new languages emerge, affirm […]
As the end of the Sprint is approaching, usually in the last few hours before demo or even after, some team member decides to rush activities. What for the whole Sprint (1-4 weeks) and surely till “yesterday” wasn’t possible to complete in 1-2 days, suddenly can be finished in few hours, or it must absolutely […]
Support and encourage learning. Always. As a priority. Facilitate and support collaboration within the team and among teams. Provide tools and resources that make work meaningful. Use them wisely. Embody or support transformational leadership.