VUCA world

Let’s talk about Agile and VUCA world. VUCA is a term that was coined by the American Army and defines the current business environment that we live in. It stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

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Co-Location

Let’s talk about co-location. One of the basic principles in establishing an Agile team is that it has to be co-located. Co-location enhances communication, builds team spirit etc. However, in the post COVID-19 era we will see a lot of employees working from home. Some say it is a fact that we’ll have to get used to.

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COVID-19

Let’s talk about COVID-19 and its impact on Lean-Agile mindset transformation. As in any extreme event there is upside and downside. The downside is that some of the teams say that this is not a good time for Lean-Agile transformation because they are too busy… Sounds familiar?

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Scaled Agile

Organizations can adopt the Agile mindset in many ways. Scrum, being an Agile subset, is one of them. However, focusing on Scrum only and not adopting a true End-to-End Lean-Agile process will challenge the organization capability to deliver true value to its customers. The challenge is even greater in large organizations.

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Agile Champions

Let’s talk about “Agile Champions”. One of the key success factors in Agile implementation is the early identification of the organizational “Agile Champions” who are going to be the first group to adopt the Agile mindset that will lead the Agile organization in the long run.

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Working with ALM tools

Let’s talk about working with ALM tools. I would like to emphasize that ALM tool is a tool that should support us and not lead us. However, after leading many #Agile transformations I have realized that none of the tools I have seen is fully supporting the principles and processes we have implemented. It does not support even 80% of what we need.

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Requirements Management

Let’s talk about requirements management and value creation: Organizations striving to create value within a short lead time have to start speaking the “Feature Language”.

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Being Agile

Let’s talk about the notion “To be Agile”. Being Agile does not necessarily mean scrum. You can adopt the Agile mindset in many ways. Scrum is one of them.

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Agile Project Milestones

Let’s talk about organizational WIP. Some of the organizations I have met are surprised to see that although they are trying to maintain WIP at team level it is almost impossible to maintain the WIP they have defined without affecting the requirements at the portfolio level.

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