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? This is what we do on a regular basis. Dealing with resistance to change will always be there. However, the upside is a pleasant surprise. As a result of the current situation, business stakeholders are eager to deliver features within a short time. So now they start understanding the concept of Time to Value (TTV). In the last 3 weeks I see that many features are incrementally going live, and everybody is happy!! This is not all the value the business stakeholders wanted. But it is the real value that is needed at this time. They also understand the meaning of prioritization and that the rest of the value will be delivered within a short while (e.g. in the next sprints). Furthermore, trust is built rapidly between all teams. It looks like long processes of organizational change were concluded within a few weeks. COVID-19 was the trigger for a real change of the mindset. What is your Agile Experience?

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