One common reaction is to follow the “we must be agile” hype and bring in an agile consultant expecting a quick fix. As good as a select few consultants may be, for 99% of companies there is no quick fix. Culture, practices and personnel often require radical change.
I’ve had this conversation about improving lagging tech teams what feels like a millions times over the past year. The latest one triggered me to put my thoughts in writing and clarify my thinking - this post is as much for me as it is for you.
In summary, my general recommendation is to create a shared vision of change based on the mission and purpose of the organisation, and then gradually implement it. Without doubt, though, individual circumstances will play a huge factor in any change initiative. In this post I will outline my thinking along with some key details and an example implementation roadmap.
|Be prepared for a long journey|