Preparatory Steps for Transition from Traditional to Agile Development [#Agile #TraditionalDevelopment #AgileDevelopment]

PREPARATORY STEPS FOR TRANSITION FROM TRADITIONAL TO AGILE DEVELOPMENT [#Agile #TraditionalDevelopment #AgileDevelopment]

1. MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS ON THE SAME PAGE
2. DESIGNATE ONE TEAM TO LEAD THE PROCESS
3. DO NOT RUSH THINGS
4. LEARN FROM THE PROCESS
5. PERSEVERE IN YOUR EFFORTS

1. MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS ON THE SAME PAGE
Educating and preparing everybody in the organization is incredibly important for the transition. This especially applies to the people in top management, as they are the ones initiating the change. If you have groups within the organization that are not ready for such a change, you may end up having some groups move much faster which may lead to potential tensions or even conflict.

2. DESIGNATE ONE TEAM TO LEAD THE PROCESS
In big organizations, it is best to have one designated team that will introduce and monitor the implementation of Agile management. Usually, these will be Scrum Masters / Agile Coaches who are skilled in leading the process. Keeping track of the progress is essential, as you will need to continuously evaluate your overall performance.

3. DO NOT RUSH THINGS
It is important that the shift from traditional to agile management happens as organically as possible. You need to remember that the transition may not be over in just a few months. Big organizations may even need years to complete the transition depending on a variety of factors. You should not be pressurizing people to complete the transition just for the sake of it.

4. LEARN FROM THE PROCESS
Agile management is continuously evolving and you should take some time to learn from your own transition process. You should note the positive changes and how you can use them to grow even further. On the other hand, if you find certain weaknesses you were not even aware of before, you need to determine if you need to apply any changes to make the processes easier.

5. PERSEVERE IN YOUR EFFORTS
The worst thing that can happen to an organization is to start the transition and then give up halfway. This could result in some type of a hybrid system which could cause a lot of internal issues. For this reason, all preparatory steps are crucial.

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