Implementing Agile is tough. While many organizations will finally experience the benefits of Agile methodologies, implementing and transitioning to Agile can be particularly challenging. This is even more likely to be the case with offshore Agile or “distributed Agile”, where teams do not sit together. To ensure a seamless transition, it is critical to learn from others´mistakes. So here at Belatrix Software we spoke with our leading experts, who have experience with more than 300 Agile development projects, to see where Agile projects typically go astray.
The number one issue which came out of these conversations was the importance of communication. Simply put, communication is critical if Agile will have any chance of success. For example, we once had a client where their architect wanted to be in a permanent phone call with the developers on the team. However this had a significant negative impact on productivity. Meanwhile we’ve also experienced challenges with the variety of communication tools on offer- from email, to phone calls, to instant messaging, to Google Hangout. In our experience, teams typically need guidance on which tool to use and when.
Some of the other mistakes that we have experienced include:
Later this week, on December 18, Belatrix Software will host a webinar where we will discuss these and other common mistakes that we found during our research on Agile. We’ll also of course identify the key lessons learnt. So make sure to join us – just click here for more details!
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