To outpace the fast-growing market competition, agility has become a basic need for the organizations. However, to migrate from conventional waterfall methodology to agile transformation is not as easy as it may seem.
In this article at Forbes, the author explains that organizations presume embracing Agile is easy, without realizing the altitude of change they might have to undergo.
As per the Project Management Institute (PMI) recent reports, about 71 percent of organizations are using Agile approaches. Despite the beneficial outcomes, the organizations need to devalue the hindrances agility might overcome. Therefore, here are some smart recommendations to surpass the bumpy rides of transition waterfall to agile:
- Invest in Training: Enduring employees are the biggest decriers of agility as they find it difficult to come out of their comfort zone. But agile is a mindset that each individual of the organization needs to adopt, and training is the best way to change the conventional
- Identify Business Needs: Since all organizations are not efficient in embracing agile, they must start the transition by first assessing the benefit agility may bring to them. Highlight the value proposition of agile and dictate an iterative approach to project development.
- Strong Communication Structure: Holding a strong and seamless communication with the stakeholders is the key to successful agile transformation. The C-suite executives must talk and explain the sheer benefits of agility to the employees. This will help the staunchly resistant to change permanent employees to drop their comfort zone.
- Enlist Third-Party Support: Being the expert of the trade, agile consultants are efficient in sharing deep knowledge and understanding of the agile practices and principles. Moreover, the right third-party consultants are exposed to real-world experience with actual agile transformations which may turn into an added benefit for the agile transition.
Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/insights-scrumalliance/2018/11/01/4-ways-to-ease-the-transition-from-waterfall-to-agile/#40b55033a6fd