Have you tried to implement agile practices like Scrum in your organization? Have you experienced problems in doing so? If so, you might think these problems are unique to your company, the products you make, or even the people on your teams. They’re not.
Agile product development works—if you do it right. Despite its simple principles, executing them presents challenges to new and experienced agile practitioners alike. Many organizations start a move to agile with high hopes and enthusiasm, only to end up discouraged, frustrated, and ready to give up.
Does this sound like your organization? You’re not alone. When companies adopt agile practices, the problems they experience are remarkable not in their variety, but in their similarity. Enterprises in such diverse fields as semiconductors, media, manufacturing, and financial services all struggle with the same questions when adopting an agile framework like Scrum:
- How do I get my teams to self-manage?
- What do I do if my management doesn’t support Scrum?
- Who should serve as our Product Owner? How do I get that person to fulfill the role well?
- Why do our sprint-planning meetings take so long?
- When is the right time to include our stakeholders (business people, managers, customers, vendors) in the Scrum process, and what is their role?
In 30 Days to Better Agile, you will find the answers to these questions and more. Angela outlines the common problems organizations experience when implementing agile practices like Scrum. She provides practical, real world advice that you can begin using right away to move your agile transformation forward. 30 Days to Better Agile is an indispensable tool for ScrumMasters, Scrum Product Owners, agile project managers, and anyone looking to gain more value from their agile practices.
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