Leon Tranter provides solid reminders about why Agile is not just about software but requires change in the whole organisation: business, people management, funding, accounting, marketing, product and not project management, risk management, and of course software development and maintenance.
Below you find some extracts, that I think are the key points, from his article.
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Steve Denning writes outstanding articles about Agile, and I would like to give you some insights: here are some extracts from Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious published in June on forbes.com.
Most managers have themselves grasped the need to be agile: a recent Deloitte survey (PDF) of more than 10,000 business leaders across 140 countries revealed that nearly all surveyed respondents (94%) report that “agility and collaboration” are critical to their organization’s success. Yet only 6% say that they are “highly agile today.” So, what’s the problem? Why the 88% gap between aspiration and actuality.
It’s not lack of knowledge as to what is agile management or how to implement it. The Laws of Agile are simple but their implementation is often difficult. That’s in part because they are at odds with some of the basic assumptions and attitudes that have prevailed in managing large organizations for at least a century. For example, Agile makes more money by not focusing on making money. In Agile, control is enhanced by letting go of control. Agile leaders act more like gardeners than commanders. And that’s just the beginning.
That’s one reason why merely training staff on Agile processes and practices by itself won’t make a firm agile. Implementing Agile requires a mindset that is fundamentally different from the traditional preoccupations with profit maximization and a philosophy of controlism.
Let’s look at ten of the Agile axioms that leave managers apprehensive, agitated, even aghast.
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Do you plan to start a career as an entrepreneur? Or do you want to know more about entrepreneurship activities?
One of the best platforms for MOOCs, edx.org, featured recently the course ‘Becoming an Entrepreneur‘. It has been designed by the MIT via its entrepreneurship program LaunchX. Here are some notes I wrote about it.
Main purpose of the course: Learn how to map your customer’s full use case — from when they discover they have a problem, through creating value, and getting word of mouth referrals from a satisfied customer.
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Have you already my post about ‘ What is UX? What are UX Research and Design? ‘? Or maybe you know what is User Experience, so you read first this overview of ‘ Methods of UX Research ‘. This third post complete notes I took during the MOOC ‘ Introduction to User Experience ‘ delivered by the edX platform. We focus there on the methods to produce a plan or a prototype of what will be the final product or outcome.
There is also a quiz with 10 questions to assess your knowledge about this topic.
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Because I used to attend some MOOCs for several years now, like ‘Learn HTML5 from W3C‘ or ‘Development with Android‘, and also because I have a strong interest in User Experience, I would not have missed this ‘Introduction to User Experience‘ featured by the great edX platform.
You will find my notes through three blog posts; here is the first part: What is UX? What are UX Research and Design?
There is also a link to a 9-questions quiz at the end of the post.
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