For Agile to deliver on its promise of improved speed, quality, and customer-centric solutions, your Agile organization needs to continuously mature and evolve. So how can you keep up with the fast pace?
Answer these four questions to ensure you’re keeping pace with Agile best practices:
1. Are you using Scrum?
Scrum is the most popular Agile approach for delivering innovative, quality products and services. According to the Annual State of Agile Report, over 80 percent of the organizations utlizing an Agile framework use Scrum or a hybrid of Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming. Scrum’s popularity is not surprising, due to its many benefits, including:
- Promotion of collaboration, continuous improvement, and transparency
- Minimizing the pressures of predetermined timelines and unnecessary work—87 percent of respondents to the Scrum Alliance's 2015 State of Scrum survey say their team's quality of work life has improved by using Scrum
- Enhanced productivity and innovation due to self-organizing and self-managing teams
- Rapid inspection, adaption, and pivoting of projects according to changing customer needs