Our meetup group: Agile in Covent Garden
Welcome to leanintoagile.co.uk, the home of all things Agile and Lean. I’m David Leach (Agile & Lean coach and former Head of Agile Delivery)
After spending many years in software development, operational roles and even marketing teams I stumbled across something known as “Agile”. A lot of the Agile principles really are common sense and what most companies will tell you they are doing already. It’s on closer inspection when you compare the culture, values and working environment against the Agile manifesto that you see that things aren’t quite as they seem.
Utilising the Agile principles, Lean and XP together along with delivery frameworks like Scrum several areas of improvement in the organisation are found. It’s all about attitude, expecting risks, issues, dependencies and failure….this drives our continuous improvement. We react to change. You cannot plan everything so its how we react that is key.
There is a lot of theory with this Agile thing in the industry and this frustrates many. We must understand that there isn’t a one size fits all approach and its for each and every organisation to embrace Agile and give the teams the environment they need in which to succeed.
Motivated teams = Great products = Happy customers = Increased revenue
Agile a good idea? you do the math…..