Agile is a mindset not a process


As our industry has gained maturity there has been a trend towards a more agile approach. The methods used to define and deliver applicable functionality have changed as projects become more product focussed. Many organisations have recognised the need to adapt their approach and have adopted a more agile method like Scrum as their standard model for project delivery.

Making the transition to a more agile approach requires both structural and cultural change in order to become successful proponents, but to achieve real success you need to foster an agile mindset within your team. Education is a key factor in this and all members of your team irrespective of their role need to be educated on this new approach.

An equally important factor is how well your clients comprehend the nature of an agile engagement. Training Product Owners and client stakeholders on the fundamentals of an agile approach needs to be complemented with ongoing coaching and mentoring throughout a project. It’s a very new and challenging concept for many, but taking an educative approach can lead to an enlightening and trust building experience that benefits everyone.

This session will outline the transition to a more agile approach through interviews with teams who have made the change and will explore the challenges faced by them in real world projects. It will provide an outline of the best way to help your team make the transition to an new way of thinking and to build a high level of trust with your clients in the process. 

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