Agile in the enterprise: To succeed, avoid the fundamentalists

2014-06-07 19:50:54

Agile development can work for big enterprises too -- if you avoid the "agile fundamentalists."


Why should I read this article?

In this article is described why "Lean agile" should be adapted to the organization and not opposed to agile fundamentalists who software development according the agile manifesto.

What is the problem analysed?

The problem that is analyzed is the agile process of software development. From RUP (rational unified process) and CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) to a workable Agile process which clients also accept.

The challenge was how to make information and decision making processes work in an environment where it is just impossible to have all stakeholders in the daily meetings.

If you compare the article, here we described our adaption to the Agile manifesto:

1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

There is a vision with an execution plan that may be adapted. Way of adaption is described before. Individuals will initiate the adaptions.

2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

Documentation is made based on User experience, like mock-ups. What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG). Before every sprint mock-ups can be adapted by the client.

3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

The client will get clear what he will get when the project is going like predicted. Changes during the project will be made before every sprint.

4. Responding to change over following a plan

The following plan is a vision with a general execution plan. The execution plan may be adapted before every sprint.

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Category: Technology

Tags: scrum   kanban   

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