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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

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Alan Brown: Practical Lessons For Agility

by Anna Kulakowska

Agile, with its transparency, response to market, and communication, was primarily a methodology for small and co-located teams. Nowadays, globally distributed development and delivery bring new challenges. The following factors need to be taken into account when adopting agile strategies.
Agile Scaling Factors:
• Team size
• Geographical distribution
• Regulatory compliance
• Domain complexity
• Technical complexity
• Organizational complexity
• Enterprise discipline

All the above mentioned factors may introduce complexity into your project teams. With growing team size, and members located in different geographical locations, effective collaboration and communication becomes more challenging. Geographical segmentation and discipline allocation usually creates communication barriers across teams. Similarly, when your team faces other scaling or complexity factors, you need to tailor the Agile strategy to fit your specific needs and improve team integration and cohesion.

Let me share with you the following seven habits of successful Agile adoption:
• Be explicit about your Agile goals
• Understand the scaling factors
• Use measures to govern behavior
• Focus early on quality as a team issue
• Re-skill your project planners
• Grow with a clear adoption plan
• Think globally, act locally!