We hear from executives frequently looking to accelerate their Agile transformation. They have already bought into the benefits and ROI of transforming their full organization (teams, programs, and portfolios). Now they are shifting their attention to the speed of deployment and their ability to capture the promised ROI in a fast, measurable way.
The simplest (and arguably least scalable) way to do this is to hire an army of coaches. Relying on a core of highly skilled internal or external consultants to challenge the status quo, train the teams, and keep everyone on track is an absolute necessity--but attempting to "go faster" by following your team of 5 coaches and hiring [...]
While I agree with the Agile Manifesto I've never been great at defining "Agile" in terms of it.
As time goes by I find the manifesto increasingly looks like a historic document. It was written in response to the problems in the software industry at the turn of the millennium - problems I recognize because I was there. I worked on the Railtrack privatization, I'm ISO 9000 certified, and produced so much paper you needed a train to move it. I worked at Reuters as they destroyed their own software capability with a CMM stream roller.
The manifesto is a little like the Magna Carta or the US Constitution, you sometimes have to read into [...]
Cloderic Mars is CTO at Craft.ai in Paris. He is co-organizer and track chair of nucl.ai, co-author on two chapters in Game AI Pro 2, speaker at international conferences and at various meetups and workshops.
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