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Adopting Agile begins with a positive mindset
Last Post 08 Jun 2013 09:46 PM by Pablo Rossi. 6 Replies.
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Chee-Hong Hsia
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Chee-Hong Hsia

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07 Jun 2013 06:01 AM
    [Reading from top to bottom: new or unknown to Agile]


    This is the truth

    If we turn things upside down

    Our organization can't adopt the Agile mindset

    I would be lying if I said that

    We can optimize our development process even more

    That we can further minimize our software maintenance costs and that

    teams will be self-organized, motivated and produce higher quality

    I'm sure of this because I know my company and it’s projects

    Bureaucracy and therefore being not adaptable for changes are in our companies nature

    I refuse to believe that

    Our organization and projects will benefit from Business Agility

    Because of our habitual way of developing software

    Most of our projects are stressing, over time and exceeding budget

    There is even more surprises to come

    Our organization has only 1 way of developing software

    And whether you like it or not

    This is reality



    [Reading from bottom up: thinking positive]
    Charles Bradley
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    Charles Bradley

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    07 Jun 2013 01:34 PM
    Very interesting Chee -- I like it. Did you write this? Do you have a reference to where you found this?
    Chee-Hong Hsia
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    Chee-Hong Hsia

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    07 Jun 2013 11:32 PM
    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for the compliment.

    I wrote it myself when I was working for a small consultancy company as Agile Coach in Asia.
    The blog can be found here: http://www.inspearit.com/en/blog-le...e-mindset/

    Cheers,
    Chee-Hong
    Gunther Verheyen
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    08 Jun 2013 05:02 AM
    Thanks for the reminder.

    There is always a form of reality we face, a status quo. Scrum can help challenge the status quo, but without the will, awareness and dedication to change (and proven failures don't seem to help), no change is likely to last.

    Change comes often in small steps. Look for the little step you can take.
    Donald Reifer
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    08 Jun 2013 05:09 AM
    In most firms, adoption requires much more than just a positive mindset. It takes hard data on benefits and a clear understanding of weaknesses. Else, nobody in the food chain will listen to you. In a recent study that I will be publishing next month, we see productivity increase and costs go down based on the analysis of 800 projects, 250 of which are agile. However, we see issues in quality as the data shows that quality of agile products is not as good as those generated on traditional project. Based on the data and the facts that we uncovered (not an opinion survey), we believe that you need to walk into agile adoption with a clear understanding of what you can and cannot promise.

    Charles Bradley
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    Charles Bradley

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    08 Jun 2013 07:41 AM
    dreifer,

    I'm curious... Did your study take into account the most important metric of all? (Value delivered)
    Pablo Rossi
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    Pablo Rossi

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    08 Jun 2013 09:46 PM
    Very creative
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