The Agile Adoption wave that made waves in the IT industry has now caught on to the non-IT industries as well.
Agile has been adopted by a surprisingly high number of companies in all different sorts of industries. For example, 17% of marketing departments, 16% of security departments, 11% of sales teams and 10% finance departments have reported adopting it over the course of 2020.
The following benefits were visible after the agile adoption by agile adoption-
As a company grows, it can be easy to take certain things for granted and not communicate them clearly – whether goals, individual objectives or external factors affecting the business.
For example, sales managers may have monthly quotas and store managers clear targets but are not made aware of overarching organizational objectives like becoming cash-flow positive in the next fiscal year or growing revenue by 25% over 2 years.
By setting clear goals and identifying steps to measure success, companies can streamline the project development process while improving efficiency in other areas. Companies must determine what they feel is the most important aspect of their project, what they believe will bring greater returns on investment than any other objective, and how the company will be able to continue making money past completion because everything doesn’t just stop after funding.
One tool that can help you towards meeting your objectives is a Kanban board. This cool tool tracks individual team member task progression, as well as the overall progress towards completion of a specific milestone.
For example, using the tool you can see how long it takes at certain stages in the workflow, which lets you plan and see what needs to be done in order to meet your objective.
You can track performance using metrics such as lead time per stage each time they complete a task and have that information presented on a fantastic dashboard accessible by everyone.
Remote work has implemented stiff guidelines for success. One of them is communication and collaboration so that work is done on time.
Let’s take a look at an example of Trello where we can see people making checklists, assigning cards and keeping track of the progress they make. This way, everything stays organized and you don’t end up forgetting anything.
Sprint reviews are great team-building exercises because they give the opportunity to review how things went over the previous “project cycle”.
For example, a sprint review would allow the team to analyze what went right and wrong with last year’s project and apply any improvements for next year.
Sprint reviews also provide learning opportunities for teams as it provides them support on improving performance by adopting new ways of working.
For instance, if one team member developed most of a project this time around, help from other members in future could alternate on who develops which parts of projects. This ensures that each member has an equal chance to develop their skills.
In both remote as well as in-office environments, self-forming teams can allow individuals to tackle more sophisticated problems than they might be able to on their own without any help.
By working together, these dynamic and efficient teams can provide the opportunity for spontaneous, serendipitous exchanges that lead to innovative solutions or knowledge-sharing breakthroughs.
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Naveen Kumar Singh is an Agile Coach and a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), facilitates Scrum Master Training, Scrum Developer, Product Owner, Agile, Kanban, and LeSS Practitioners as well as provides agile technical workshops. Naveen is active in the agile community and participates in major events as a speaker and volunteer. He has also presented papers in Global Scrum Gatherings as well as in many other Scrum Alliance conferences and meet-ups.