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How do we become more agile?


11 questions about how we become more agile. …

11 questions about how we become more agile.

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  • 1. How do we become more agile?
  • 2. Question # 1 Do you know why you do what you do?
  • 3. Further inspiration
  • 4. Question # 2 How well do you know what values people have?
  • 5. At the core of agile are values of flexibility, individual interaction, focus on outputs, and collaboration over more rigid planning-driven approaches.
  • 6. Recognizing individual team members as intelligent, skilled professional agents, and placing a value on their autonomy is fundamental to all other practices.
  • 7. Agile particularly lends itself to working in an environment where the inevitability of change is acknowledged and accepted.
  • 8. Further inspiration
  • 9. Question # 3 How do you find out what to work on?
  • 10. Operational agility implies an ability to respond quickly to shifts in demand or customer preference within the boundaries of an existing business model.
  • 11. Agility is not just the ability to change. It is a cultivated capability that enables an organization to respond in a timely, effective, and sustainable way when changing circumstances require it.
  • 12. You can pull resources from slower declining businesses and put them against faster growing or more promising opportunities.
  • 13. Further inspiration
  • 14. Question # 4 How do you find out what not to work on?
  • 15. Managing agile organizations means being willing to give up the activities that make you successful today but that won’t be appropriate tomorrow.
  • 16. Question # 5 How short are work cycles?
  • 17. Agile methods are a reaction to the bureaucracy, planning, and inflexibility of the waterfall approach. Large projects are chopped into a series of shorter cycles. Sources
  • 18. A sprint – or iteration – is a predefined, time-boxed, and recurring block of time, for example 2 weeks, in which the product, for example software, is created. p. 42.
  • 19. Define work goals before each cycle starts.
  • 20. Question # 6 To what extent does the customer participate?
  • 21. In agile development, the customer becomes part of the development team.
  • 22. More customer collaboration. Less contract negotation.
  • 23. Question # 7 How much do you use social media and innovation platforms?
  • 24. To keep all employees focused on the external environment, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. abandoned the organization chart.
  • 25. Further inspiration
  • 26. Question # 8 How well do we communicate?
  • 27. For an agile team to be able to adapt, information must be open and free flowing.
  • 28. Further inspiration
  • 29. Question # 9 To what extent do you keep things simple?
  • 30. Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential. Keep things as simple as possible as long as possible. Sources
  • 31. To increase IT agility, reduce the number of systems.
  • 32. Question # 10 How often do you try out ideas / test?
  • 33. Effective testing and innovation activities range from gathering further intelligence, to trying out new ideas on a small scale, to implementing full-scale product development programs.
  • 34. Question # 11 How do you learn?
  • 35. Further inspiration
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