As Rex Lester explains in this article: “Implementing Scrum involves adoption of a new paradigm across the organization. In most instances, the severe level of culture shift and change aren’t really appreciated”. The article discusses the difficulties of moving an organization from a Waterfall process to an Agile approach.
Adopting an Agile approach in a software development organization requires more than just sending some people to a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course. In this article, John Hill provides six recommendations for an enterprise Scrum transformation.
It would be so easy if everyone at our companies just used Scrum or at least Agile. No one would lean on the team for dates and deadlines, and everyone would know that change is a good thing. It’d be one great big happy project management family. But let’s face it: an all-Agile organization isn’t always possible.
There is a tendency to use agile software development approaches and all their practices simply because it is in the book. Why don’t we select the tools based on the context of the task we are trying to complete?
The Agile Karlskrona test is a simple self-assesement test that tries to answer the “How agile are you?” question. With 11 questions, this test should help you find where “on the road” from waterfall to agile your software development team is at the moment.