Many agile projects fail. People in the agile community don’t like to face this fact, but there it is: in black and white. What is fascinating, though, is understanding why agile projects are failing. There are myriad causes ranging from lack of executive support to cultural inertia; however, one of the major causes that is really simple to fix is the use of the wrong kind of agile. Many see agile as a freedom from rules – a stripping out of bureaucracy that liberates project team members so they can focus on value-creating activities. Yet, some of the rules (or governance practices) are necessary for project success. And the larger and more complex the organization, and the greater the risks surrounding the project, the more certain rules make sense. So, how do you balance these two opposing views? With the use of disciplined agile approaches – lightweight frameworks that address the governance needs of the enterprise, while allowing teams to be adaptive and efficient within the framework.
In this 1-hour webinar, join agile management pioneer Kevin Aguanno has he explains the differences between loose and structured approaches to agile, the pros and cons of each, and how to choose which approach to use on a particular agile project.