Agile Transformation

Top Signs That Your Organization Is Not Ready for Agile

by Pete R.

Are you thinking of implementing Agile in your company? Do you think your company is ready for Agile? In the software development industry, everyone is talking about the benefits of Agile methodologies. This technique has proved to be extremely helpful. It helps in making the processes efficient, enhances productivity, and deliver a result that is more customer-oriented.

Unfortunately, implementing Agile in your company is not as easy as it seems. There are many challenges and obstacles in your way. One of the biggest challenges is that people are set in their old ways that they are afraid to change.

No matter what the reason, some signs will inform you whether your company is ready for agile or not. In this article, we have listed those signs. Continue reading to know more about these signs.

No Trust Among Employees and Management

In Agile, trust is an essential factor as it promotes teamwork and collaboration. This process requires plenty of effort from both, team members and management. Since everything will be changing, from structure to roles, it demands enormous trust between the involved parties.

In this process, the management will have to let go of some of the control while members have to take on more responsibility. If in your company the two parties don’t get along, Agile is not for you as it will only cause chaos.

You Are Doing It Because Everyone Else Is

Let’s face it; many companies want to follow the latest trend so that they can be accessible and successful. Business is similar to your personal life. If you want a toy, all you have to do is say it. Nonetheless, things are different when it comes to process management.

When it comes to changing the project management techniques, it requires your team to be flexible. This is because your primary purpose is not to improve your practices. You are changing because everyone else is doing it. So, if you are doing it to change, then it is a sign you are not ready for Agile.

Not Letting Control Go

One of the fundamental principles of Agile is to give freedom to your team members. Many companies don’t provide complete freedom to their workers because they are not disciplined and responsible. When you are implementing Agile, you must have competent members who remember about finals, estimates, daily goals, and other stand-ups or meetings.

Software developers are creative people. To get the best results, it is advised not to create a feeling of tension. This might make them worried about not working or afraid of getting caught reading a book doing something else. These things create a negative environment and become counterproductive for your company.

Hence, if you are not willing to leave control or your members are disciplined, agile is not perfect for you yet.

Therefore, Agile processes are great for making the working process versatile. It makes your members productive and increases efficiency. If you are not willing to give your employees freedom and make your working process flexible, you are not ready for agile.


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