2023 DevOps Predictions - Agile Category
In this year's 2023 DevOps Digest's predictions for Agile, Dave West and Patricia Kong of Scrum.org shared their predictions for 2023.
ROLE OF AGILE COACH EVOLVES
The role of the Agile Coach or Scrum Master will evolve as organizations move away from traditional hierarchical management models to network, skill, and community-based approaches. This will cause churn and confusion in large development organizations as career paths, support systems, and traditional HR practices will NOT keep up with the change.
AGILE ORGANIZATIONS LAUNCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
As an antidote to the Great Resignation, agile organizations will develop apprenticeship style programs for knowledge workers in order to enable and catalyze the people and teams that they need for the present and future of their businesses. Within those programs, in addition to subject matter expertise and a rigorous focus on value delivery, developing interpersonal skills around facilitation, mentoring, teaching and coaching within agile teams themselves will be critical to their success, health and sustenance.
- Patricia Kong
Product Owner Enterprise Solutions and Learning Enablement, Scrum.org
INTEGRATION OF FLOW, LEAN UX AND DESIGN THINKING INTO AGILE DEVELOPMENT
We will continue to see the integration of the ideas of Flow, Lean UX, and Design Thinking into Agile Development as teams wrestle with delivering more value in an ever-increasingly complex world.
- Dave West
The measure of velocity and constructs like Story Points will be replaced by flow metrics and single sizing, with organizations continuing to push to outcome-based OKRs to monitor delivery value and drive improvements.