Our world is constantly changing and businesses are struggling to adapt. This is a declaration for organizations to support long term prosperity through agility, the ability to move quickly and easily: Decentralized organizational structures over traditional structures Cross functional teams over functional silos Servant leadership over command and control management Product focus over project focus … Read more A Declaration for Organizational Agility
Does your organization discuss changing the culture? What do they mention they are going to do to change it? I have a passion for organizational behavior and design. Having been a Scrum Master, one of the key areas of focus for me was driving change within the organization. Throughout my experience and learning of organizational … Read more Changing Culture
What is a feature team? Throughout my experience, I have heard many different definitions/descriptions of what makes a feature team. For example, a feature team is: Developers and a tester (QA) UX, developers, and QA Architect, QA, developers A component team It wasn’t until attending a class by Craig Larman a couple years ago on … Read more What is a Feature Team?
What is your organization’s highest priority? In the twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto, this ‘highest priority’ is defined with the first principle: “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.” Satisfying the customer is the highest priority. In software development, that means delivering valuable software early … Read more Focus on the Highest Priority
Are teams and people working in silos in your organization? Is communication difficult across different departments? Cross functional teams (also called feature teams in software development) are a great way to work together more efficiently. In the Scrum Framework, the development team is cross functional. This is defined as, “Cross-functional teams have all competencies needed … Read more Break the Silos with Cross Functional Teams