If you’re looking to make your organisation more responsive to change, embarking on ‘The Agile Journey’ is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Here we outline what this journey typically entails and provide access to some of the key information you need to set off on the right foot.
What is The Agile Journey?
‘The Agile Journey’ is the transformation your organisation needs to embark on in order to thrive in a rapidly changing environment that requires more flexible, collaborative and ‘agile’ ways of working.
If, like many organisations, yours has been traditionally managed, the journey will most likely involve a radical change in values, attitudes and ways of thinking and engaging with the world – in other words, a shift in organisational culture.
This can be a daunting task, but most organisations have come to the realisation that it’s no longer about ‘if’ you’ll undertake this journey, but ‘when’.
Where do you start?
For those starting out, it’s important to acknowledge that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. It’s about gaining in-depth knowledge of the core steps involved so you can tailor them to your context and adapt as your organisation evolves. There are plenty of misconceptions about agile that can throw you off course along the way, so having a clear understanding of what ‘being’ and ‘doing’ agile really means is vital.
This is where our Agile Journey content series comes in. We begin with a back to basics guide to the agile values and principles that underpin the approach, followed by our tips on adopting an agile mindset: that essential shift in thinking that you need in order to ‘be’ agile.
Next up, we explore the ‘doing’ part with a dive into Scrum, today’s agile project management framework of choice. As well as explaining how it works, we look at the most pivotal Scrum roles – the Scrum master and product owner, who guide and empower the teams as they put agile into practice. We’ve also included a piece on estimating in agile as contrary to some thinking, this is no less critical than estimating in more traditional project environments.
Last but by no means least, Quinn Dodsworth, PM-Partners Agile Learning Consultant and Facilitator, discusses what you can consider from a training perspective to start preparing for the journey. Simply click on the video to watch Quinn outline our Agile Fundamentals, Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) and Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) courses, and how they can help you understand what agile is and how to apply it successfully.
To learn more about ‘The Agile Journey’ and how to propel your people, your teams and your organisation forward, check out our Agile Learning Pathway, or call 1300 70 13 14 today.