Agile is a set of Values & Principles, not a process framework. Agile methods or Agile processes generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.
Agile includes frameworks like SAFE, Extreme programming, Scrum, and Kanban methods, Crystal reporting etc. But using one of these frameworks doesn't make you Agile. What makes you Agile is a Mindset and Culture.
Agile is a mindset of personalizing the set of agile values and creating a value-focused culture. Modern Agile means following an iterative approach in our own personalized method. Every company, every project have their own culture and the best way to utilize Agile is to create your own Agile and that is referred to Modern Agile.
We provide consultants that are trained to help clients follow modern Agile methods, to help you personalize your project management needs.
Agile consist of 4 major pillars
A team that collaborates to understand the requirements so as to create iterative models of working software and reacting to any changes needed while building the iterations to make sure the software is safe by interacting with individuals and tools.
We can feel like we’re focusing on the right things, but still not be agile These challenges can be mitigated by making sure the teams are not sacrificing quality. Statistics have proved teams that release products more often succeed more often. Individuals should focus on getting the software right the first time instead of experimenting over and again. Unrealistic expectations should be surfaced.
In order to remove the challenges, few things to keep in mind
Continuous improvement leads to Success. Follow the below four principles of succeed to mitigate challenges and remove roadblockers. Remember Modern Agile means personalizing these principles according to your own needs.
A sprint is a two to four week window where a set of people focus on set of stories. A story is a modern way of writing a requirement. A story has a template and we will discuss that template later.
Lets start as Release Planning as first step in a release.