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3 Steps to Get the Hang of a Strong Agile Practice

The agile transformation is aimed to eliminate the uncertainty of the end product. The agile practitioners find agile principle more vital as they are encapsulated in the Agile Manifesto, which is not wrong but actionable.

In this article at Forbes, Alex Cowan explains that there are people who follow some rigid practice of agile, typically prescribed as one of the two frameworks—Scrum or SAFe.

Agile in a Box

The scrum and SAFe frameworks are highly actionable but are not valuable or relevant always to suffice the needs of a specific team. The high-functioning teams follow these steps to get a strong practice of agile:

  • Assess What is Essential: To build an understanding of what is significant to your team, draft an end-to-end software delivery process, starting from the observation of what is vital to the release of working software. Post that, decide which part of the pipeline you wish to focus on improving at the moment. A lot happens in between observation and product release, and that is where major action with practicing agile takes place.
  • Determine Relevant Practices: There is a huge variation in the terminology, but that is useful only to think about the agile practices you may invest in during testing. Determine when and how to make the right investments which are valuable to the customer. Also, organize the work of a development team, especially the key inputs, outputs, and intervals. Organize the integrated work of the development, test and deployment teams for investments in automation and modern tooling.
  • Iterate: No one can achieve perfection in practicing agile in the first attempt. With the help of explicit ideas of each adopted practice, it would be easier for the team to assess their retrospective by the end of each agile iteration.

Click on the following link to read the original article: http://www.forbesindia.com/article/darden-school-of-business/agile-in-3-easy-chunks/51769/1

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