This presentation explain the difference between the two terms effectiveness and efficiency and show how focusing on the latter in Agile can lead to multiple bad consequences that you will probably recognize from organizations in your field.
Agile change and transformation
While it is true to say that people’s attitudes and beliefs are key to implementing an agile project, or Agile in itself, much of the use of the term ‘mindset’ implies a mental model that can be defined and engineered.
If videos are one of the modern tools for personal Agile training and Scrum knowledge acquisition, podcasts can also play an important role. Audio-only material is useful in a context where the eyes are already busy, when you commute in your car for instance.
This talk will not only show you how Agile methods are great for starting an innovative initiative in a low-to zero-budget sector, it will also show you how you can use Agile to make a difference in this world.
At the beginning of Agile, there was a tendency to aim at “pure” Agile, following the Scrum rules by the book. Even if there might be still Scrum cargo cult implementations, many Agilists have realized that Agile is more about continuous improvement and value delivery in a specific context than staying stand-up in daily status meetings. In this article, Mark Haynes discusses the Scrumban approach that borrows tools from both Scrum and Lean Kanban.
We constantly hear that change should be affordable and cost-effective with Agile. True, but, in reality, that is easily said than done. Complexity makes change hard. We cannot shy away from the hard problems posed by domains and business needs. So, how can we solve complicated problems without getting dragged into the quagmire of what appears to be an inevitable complexity?
“Responding to change over following a plan” is one of the value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a disruptive event that caused a lot of changes in the way organisations work. In this article, Hannah Price shares her view on how many employees embraced the concept of agile without even realising it.