This is a question every company should ask itself, if it hasn’t already. Many of the
highest performing companies are using the Agile methodology, which speaks directly
to the notion that this is the gold standard for success. Open lines of communication,
respect and attention to detail are key ingredients to this method of excellence.
For those that choose this path to success, know that you MUST commit. Commit to the
process. Commit to the team. Commit to do it right.
I have worked with a company who “committed” to being Agile, but selected an
inefficient Scrum Master and did not clearly define roles, so the process became
inefficient. Long weekly and daily meetings, a disregard for the priority of the sprint and
a CEO that did not buy into the process were key reasons this management style did
not work. These were elements that led to organizational disaster and chaos. The effort
was meant to be Agile, but in the end, was not. You must be vigilant on being process
perfect for this method of management to work. Daily standups, bi-weekly sprint
planning and monthly and quarterly release meetings are critical.
So, do it right, do it right by your company. Have one, or multiple Certified Scrum
Masters on staff. Know the process. Know the need of your company. Know the key
players. If you want your company to excel, as we move into the future, you too should
become Agile and engage a qualified Agile Coach to achieve success!.