Agile and Scrum short iterations should provide software development organization with quicker feedback cycles and help them shifting from building the product right to building the right product. In their book “The Lean Mindset”, Mary and Tom Poppendieck provides an original perspective on this issue.
During the presentation I’d like to give you opportunity to look at various countries and organizations cultures to discuss challenges in introducing and using agile there. We’ll learn some nice lifehacking tricks how use the differences in most efficient way.
These days most dev organizations can configure themselves around agile thinking. That is only half the battle. Unless the rest of the company – be it sales, marketing, finance – also adopt the agile mindset, you risk launching misunderstood products eg. what seems like MVP to the development team, seems like buggy features to the marketing team.
In addition to the challenge of adopting Agile practices inside a company, many organizations adds another level of difficulty by outsourcing some of their development activities. In this blog post, Juan Banda provides an extensive experience report on outsourcing Agile with practical advice from somebody who’s been on the other side of the phone in an outsourced Agile team.
What do you do when models collide? Every team has their own mental model of how things are supposed to work. We often call these “processes” or “methodologies”, but they are really just a shared understanding of how things get done by a team. Sometimes, however, problems can’t be tackled by just one team because of size, company structure, diversity of required skill sets, or any number of other reasons.