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Introducing Agile-Change Resistance Strategies

In the first webinar and blog post, we looked at the five Ws (Why, Who, What, When, Where) of introducing agile. In this post, we will examine challenges and resistance to change. Change Challenges As a believer in agile methods and someone who has witnessed the benefits they can bring and the great buzz of an effective agile team, I used to think rolling out the agile method would be a no-brainer. Wrong. Pitfall #8: Underestimating change Resistance. Achieving successful, lasting change is difficult. Changing processes is even harder because a process is a system designed to resist change. Think about it. If every new type of requirement or defect that came along required a change to our development process, we would be in trouble. Processes are deliberately designed to resist change, which makes throwing them out or morphing them, more difficult than changing, say our time recording system “…a process…

7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid when Adopting Agile Approaches

This is the first of two blog posts that accompany RMC’s Introducing Agile webinars. This post covers the five Ws (Why, Who, What, When, and Where) of introducing agile and describes seven common pitfalls organizations make when adopting agile approaches.

Agile Suitability Filters

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Agile Suitability Filters are tools to help assess if an agile approach could fit your organization and project. As with any subjective diagnostic tool, these methods are not hard-and-fast predictors of suitability or project success. The suitability filters described in this whitepaper should be used as conversation starters. Use them to have more objective discussions about the use of agile methods and where risks may be present.

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