By Ángel Medinilla
In case you have attempted to enforce Agile on your association, you've got most likely discovered much approximately improvement practices, teamwork, strategies and instruments, yet too little approximately tips to deal with such a firm. but managerial help is frequently the largest obstacle to effectively adopting Agile, and proscribing your Agile efforts to these of the improvement groups whereas doing a similar old-style administration will dramatically restrict the power of your company to arrive the following Agile level.
Ángel Medinilla gives you a complete realizing of what Agile skill to a firm and the manager’s position in such an atmosphere, i.e., the way to deal with, lead and encourage self-organizing groups and the way to create an Agile company tradition. in line with his historical past as a “veteran” Agile advisor for corporations of all sizes, he promises insights and reviews, issues out attainable pitfalls, offers useful methods and attainable situations, additionally together with exact feedback for extra reading.
If you're a supervisor, crew chief, evangelist, swap agent (or no matter what great name) and so that it will push Agile additional on your association, then this is often your booklet. you are going to learn how one can swap the paradigm of what administration is set: it isn't approximately arbitrary judgements, consistent supervision and development keep an eye on, and the negotiation of fixing requisites. it's approximately motivation, self-organization, accountability, and the exploitation of all undertaking stakeholders’ wisdom. we are living in a unique international than the one who such a lot administration specialists of the twentieth century describe, and firms that attempt for achievement and excellence will desire a new type of supervisor – Agile managers.
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Processes and tools must be designed keeping this fact in mind and they should foster communication, interaction . and face-to-face communication. If they keep people out of this kind of interactions, asking to fill timesheets, knowledge-based wikis, and a whole bunch of procedural forms instead, then they should be redesigned. ” Project documentation, from an Agile-Lean perspective, is waste. More project documentation does not give more functionality or value to the customer, so we should try to have as few documentation as possible – but not less!
The worse the results, the more the software industry tried to introduce even more documents, specifications, timetables, schedules, processes, milestones, etc. 36 2 Lean and Agile in a Nutshell And the results were bad. Standish Group, a Boston-based project management and consulting firm, started to periodically release the “Chaos Report” about the state of project management in the IT industry. ” At the same time, a few IT projects were beating the industry’s average performance by several orders of magnitude.
HarperBusiness, New York 2 Lean and Agile in a Nutshell Create Value, Eliminate Waste, and Adapt to Change Agile and Lean In Chap. 1, we started to develop the concept of “management” and “leadership” that you can read on the cover of this book. Now is the time to go into the “Agile” part of it. In this (small) chapter, the basis of Agile and Lean will be reviewed to establish a common understanding and framework that allows further discussions. This book does not intend to be a comprehensive guide of what is Agile and Lean, nor a guide on how to implement Agile/Lean in your company, but I’ll try to highlight the main implications of this concept for the organization and not only at the team level.