Agile

Agile & Product
Jun
12
//
2020

Running Scrum Remotely

It is well known that Agile and Scrum emphasize personal interaction and in person teamwork in a very organic and dynamic way. Most organisations will have in-flight projects that have been succeeding in their delivery since inception – based around these core Agile principles. You know these approaches will foster relationships and enable the work processes to naturally appear. You’re ready to facilitate your event calendar, to make sure everybody understands artefacts, events and roles, and to foster an Agile mindset. Suddenly the country shuts down, everyone is sent home and no date is set for when you will next see each other in person.
Agile & Product
Jun
4
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2020

Not what – Why

When building a new product - too often it is easier to start with What, When and How rather than the Why.
Agile & Product
Jan
21
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2020

Time to stop saying "Fr-Agile"

A few years back when we were all caught up in the Agile euphoria, the phrase “Fr-Agile” was coined to describe projects where Waterfall and Agile delivery were combined. This was initially called “W-Agile”, but then some bright spark said “don’t you mean “Fr-Agile!”. We all laughed, nodded and agreed that combining the two was a recipe for disaster – the worst of both worlds. However, a few years on and the world is changing. Fr-Agile may well be the best answer for many organisations.
Agile & Product
Dec
12
//
2018

The Three A's - Agile, Agile and Agility

Agile is a highly confusing term because it refers to more than one thing. For business leaders wanting to embark on ‘Agile transformations’ this is problematic. To help clarify needs and intent, at Enfuse Group we think of ‘agile’ as having three distinct definitions with notable overlaps.
Agile & Product
Aug
30
//
2018

Agile is not always the answer

"I love Agile" Agile is great. It’s dynamic, focuses on value, empowers the workforce. Hurrah – up with the Agile manifesto! "I also hate Agile" I hate Agile for a number of reasons, but probably the biggest right now is how it has become the lazy answer to business needs. We need to become Agile. We need to adopt Agile. We need to think Agile. Agile should be our default answer. No, no, no.
Agile & Product
Jul
18
//
2018

Enfuse Guide: Scrum, an Agile approach

Scrum is a specific process framework for Agile. It is the most popular of many Agile frameworks which have been created over the years. Due to its popularity, a number of features from Scrum are often confused with being core features of Agile when in fact they are only specific to Scrum.
Agile & Product
Jul
18
//
2018

Enfuse Guide: Agile and Why it Matters

Agile is an iterative approach and mindset to delivering change dating back to late 1990s/ early 2000s. Agile was originally intended for software development, with a view to addressing perceived limitations of waterfall approaches to development. It has been highly successful in this area, and is now the norm for most development teams.
Agile & Product
Apr
1
//
2018

Agile Coach is a 'Transformative Role'

I recently read a blog in which the role title of Agile coach was ridiculed because it was just ‘rebadging of the Scrum Master role’. I couldn’t disagree more.
Strategy & Transformation
Jan
16
//
2017

Agile @ Scale

Doing Agile in small pockets is relatively easy to kick off and make work - the real challenge is doing this at scale. Just like waterfall project delivery, there are significant challenges in ensuring alignment and the right focus when you have multiple initiatives running simultaneously with cross dependencies, impacting the same users and systems, all calling out for funding.
Strategy & Transformation
May
12
//
2016

Agile transformation requires organisational redesign

To get the full benefits of Agile you need multifunctional teams and to be organised around products. These require fundamental organisation redesign. Companies who choose to ignore or water down this fact will always struggle to realise the full benefits of Agile.