Enabling the benefits of agile approaches
It takes a company-wide shift in thinking, behaviour and approach — not to mention a lot of discipline and dedication from everyone involved — to derive genuine business benefits from agile software development. The companies who get it right are the ones who put in the hard yards to foster a conducive environment, and such companies often see one or more of the following impacts:
- Faster to market
- Higher quality products and services
- Happier customers and stakeholders
- More engaged staff
The companies who get it wrong can suffer from higher costs (in terms of developers, managers and technical debt), lower quality, lower staff engagement, frustration, unhealthy conflict between individuals and teams and other dysfunctions.
I have experienced many times both the good and bad of agile adoption and transition. Very few practitioners in Melbourne are as qualified as I am to provide expert advice and assistance for your Executive team on the right way forward. I will give them practical steps for building the supporting structures and behaviours necessary for your agile initiative to have a greatly improved chance of success.