Learn where agile can flex to meet the needs of specific projects.
- Sometimes when I find great clothes on sale…they're not quite the right size.…I found a wonderful tailor though…who can modify these clothes so they fit me perfectly.…You might think of agile in the same way…as a family of practices that allow you…to tailor your processes to meet your specific needs.…The most common adaptation is in sprint length.…As you know iterations are meant to be anywhere…from two to four weeks.…This inherent ability to flex…is the easiest way to tailor your agile practice.…
As an example I once worked on a team…that was given a large initiative with a lot of risk…and a tight timeline to bring the product to market.…One of the adaptations we made to our scrum practice…was to shift their iteration length…from three weeks to two.…Why?…Well in the face of high risk and short time lines…we needed to speed up our process of discovery.…Essentially we needed to fail faster to meet the deadline…while mitigating risk.…
Also it had a great psychological benefit for the team.…It could be disheartening to hear the large scope of effort…
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- Agile principles and the agile mindset
- Defining valuable deliverables
- Engaging your stakeholders
- Collaborating across stakeholders
- Planning agile projects
- Troubleshooting projects
- Continuous improvement