How Software Development Teams Can Become Agile [#BecomeAgile ##BeAgile #AgileSoftwareDevelopment #AgileTeam #AgileTeams]

How Software Development Teams Can Become Agile [#BecomeAgile ##BeAgile #AgileSoftwareDevelopment #AgileTeam #AgileTeams]

Helping Software Development teams not only be successful but performing to the highest degree

1. Focus on the end goal above all
2. Use deadlines to drive accountability
3. Make data-driven decisions
4. Embrace experimentation and failure
5. Be resilient and supportive
6. Eliminate silos
7. Create and modify templates and programs

1. Focus on the end goal above all
“Sprints” in Agile should not be the sole focus of the team’s efforts at any given point. Instead, sprints should be viewed as checkpoints along your team’s journey to the end goal.

2. Use deadlines to drive accountability
High-performing software development teams leverage deadlines and check-ins as opportunities to keep teams accountable and motivated as they work toward a common objective.

3. Make data-driven decisions
Successful software development teams do not rush decisions based on guesses when there is data to help drive smarter choices. You will actually save time in the long run by investing the time upfront to let data power your thought process.

4. Embrace experimentation and failure
Agile teams fail sometimes, and that is a good thing. Failure generates lessons learned, insights, and opportunities to improve. Successful Agile software development teams embrace trial-and-error and apply the error of their ways to improve how they proceed in the next iteration.

5. Be resilient and supportive
Agile teams need to work hand-in-hand (virtually, of course) and trust that each other understands the process and is working toward the common goal. With the added stress of today’s environment, it is crucial team members support one another and collaborate in order to soldier toward the end goal — even when times are uncertain, unfamiliar, and just plain hard.

6. Eliminate silos
Visibility is key when it comes to high-performing Software Development teams in any organization, especially for software Ddevelopment teams within organizations that are navigating newly virtual circumstances. Executives do not need to weigh in on every decision by any means, but they do need a top-level picture of what is happening so that they can ensure that goals of the IT team align with the organization’s larger objective.

7. Create and modify templates and programs
If something is working, then keep it and find new ways to apply it to other areas of the process. If something is not working — or if something that used to work suddenly does not deliver the desired results — modify it so it does deliver the desired results. Doing things because “that’s always how it was done” slows down productivity and stifles innovation.

ADAPTED FROM:
Traits of High-Performing IT Teams
InformationWeek

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