Agile Mindset – Important for Your Project Success [#AgileMindset #ProjectSuccess #AgileNewsAndViews]

AGILE MINDSET – IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PROJECT SUCCESS [#AgileMindset #ProjectSuccess #AgileNewsAndViews]

WHY IS AN AGILE MINDSET IMPORTANT FOR YOUR AGILE PROJECT SUCCESS?

When you decide to utilize the Agile approach for a project, the success depends more on the Agile mindset than the tools of an Agile approach. The terms, meetings, practices, user stories, and other elements work only if you and the team members are capable of understanding, controlling and managing them.

HAVING AN AGILE MINDSET:
• Teams embrace diversity of ideas and different perspectives
• Failures become opportunities to learn for improvements
• Individuals and teams enjoy working on the project
• The pace of work becomes sustainable for everyone
• Accepting change and adapting fast gets easier for every team member
• Project plans and status are presented and discussed transparently
• People feel eager to communicate and collaborate
• Team members share their expertise freely and willingly

SHIFTING TO AN AGILE MINDSET: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES:

Challenges of an Agile mindset:
• Resistance to shift to new practices and habits
• Change from previous mindset and use of previous methodology can take a long time
• Focusing too much on artifacts and ceremonies forgetting the core philosophy
• Crisis bringing back people to their old habits

Opportunities of an Agile mindset:
• Successful manifestation of Agile tools, Agile methods and Agile practices
• Consistent delivery of value by every individual in a team
• Shared ownership and frequent customer engagement
• Positive approach towards tackling uncertainty, crisis and failures
• Understanding goals and attaining them through transparent measurement
• Team-oriented results and effectiveness with shared responsibilities

SUCCESS OF AGILE PROJECTS DEPENDS ON AN AGILE MINDSET:

The shift of mindset has to happen at every level of project management including:
• Senior Management
• Middle Management
• Program Managers
• Project Managers
• Product Managers
• Technical Architects
• Technical Leads
• Business Analysts
• Developers
• Testers

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