15. Jun, 2019

What's next after agile?

Thanks to Lynne Cazaly for the The Visual Agile Manifesto at http://www.lynnecazaly.com.au/support/ 

With my 09-Jun-19 post I came in contact with Lynne Cazaly and had the opportunity to ask her a question. Guess what - What's next after agile? - was my question. This is a big question was her 1st comment and she wanted to better understand my context, as basis for a talk.

Here the key parts of my answer:

🤭 ... From my best-ager point of view, I was born 1962, I see the differences between Waterfall and Agile approaches and my current company is on the way to deploy Agile on a wider scale. Still a lot to be done in a company with 100k+ employees and nothing you can change over night.

The basic idea is good,

"Doing something in an agile way means making a small change quickly, learning from it, making adjustments to our understanding of the problem and repeating this many times."
https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/what-agile-really-means/ 

and there are a lot of supporting processes (e.g. SAFe) and tools (e.g. Atlassian framework) available, but for me the required mindset change of the people is the weak point.

Mindset: Keep it simple stupid and not the more complex the better
Change: Yes, sorry you have to change yourself as well, not only the others have to do it

So a kind of Agile for the Mindset --> "making a small change quickly, learning from it, making adjustments to my understanding of the problem and repeating this many times". will also help all the managers, who are not required anymore ... 🤭

After sending the email I did check, what the WWW is offering related to this topic. Just some examples below:

A joke 😋 to close for today:  

We are going to try something which is called Agile programming.
“That mean no more planning no more documentation just start writing code and complaining”.
I’m Glad it has a name.

41 Agile Jokes to Surely Make You Die Laughing https://www.yodiz.com/blog/41-agile-jokes-to-surely-make-you-die-laughing/