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#InsightThursday: Implementing And Making Agile Work

Agile is easy, transformation isn’t, as our CEO, Peter Measey would say. Understanding Agile - although this can be really challenging sometimes - is one thing, but actually implementing it and tweaking it to make it work for your organisation is another thing. See below a collection of articles around working with Agile and making Agile work (no pun intended… ).

‘Be Agile in being Agile’ - The Guardian makes Agile work

The Guardian shares in this article how they implement Agile, or at least how they do it for the Platforms team, as the different teams may flex the way they work with Agile. For The Guardian, Agile feels like the right solution for handling their 977 million page impressions per month.

 Implementing Agile in the government sector

As part of the Scrum Alliance community, a member working for the US government shares his view on the challenges for implementing Agile for the government sector where ‘regulations, bureaucracy and political influence affect most of the projects’. In his article, he explains how he sees Agile working for a typical plan-driven organisation, focusing on starting with Water-Scrum-fall.

The Agility Challenge

This InfoQ article looks at what organisations have to do to ‘rise up to the agility challenge’, mentioning common obstacles that need to be overcome, such as organisational debt, management myopia, cultural inertia and more. The article was written by Dragan Jojic, Head of Culture at Radtac, for InfoQ.

Tips to make your organisation more Agile

Going beyond Agile for software development, the marketing focused site The Drum offers advice on how to make your organisation more Agile. According to them, the first two starting points would be assessing the current state of the organisation, and decide on the approach that suits the company most. Read the next steps in the article.

Biggest barrier to Agile adoption

Computer Business Review takes a closer look at potential impediments to Agile adoption and finds that the lack of understanding from senior management, and not budget, is the biggest drawback when it comes to adopting Agile for British businesses. The article points out to an important figure: ‘82% of IT decision makers believe there are still challenges to widespread adoption in their organisations’.

Did you come across any articles that caught your attention? Share them with us using the comments box below.

 

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Sabina Stoiciu

Sabina Stoiciu

A young PR and marketing professional, Sabina enjoys working in a vibrant business environment. She sees adopting an Agile mindset, Agile principles and practices as a great opportunity that brings with it a new way of working - including an Agile approach to marketing. Sabina has a bachelor's degree in Communication and PR, and a master's degree in Marketing and Advertising. She previously worked as a Marketing professional for a technical product - a form building platform - where Agile had started to improve the company performance. Read more