Agile has now become a part of our company’s working process, and with it comes several principles we should follow to maintain the Agile way of work. What exactly are those principles? Let’s familiarize ourselves with some of them.
This Agile principle means that you must deliver a working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, but with a preference to the shorter timescale. In this principle, you must follow these factors:
- Faster Time to Market:
The iterations should be short (1 – 4 weeks) so that the Agile team can deliver new product features to the market as soon as possible.
- Immediate Value:
Make sure that customers gain the value of the product immediately after its release.
- Adapt Quickly to Changes:
Stay connected with customer voices to build better & relevant products.
- Build in Quality:
Ensure every pieces of the development process are controlled and passing on high quality.
In this Agile principle, businesspeople and developers must work together daily throughout the project. The following factors must be included:
- Multidisciplinary Team:
Businesspeople are the ones coming with business problems, and developers refer to the people who build the solution, delivering the task, products, or services. Developers here not only refers to IT, but it also could be analyst, data scientist, designers, risk expert, and other people joining in the multidisciplinary team.
- Keep Connected:
In Agile teams, businesspeople are an important part of the team. The representative of businesspeople comes in the form of Product Owner. Working together daily keeps everyone connected, whereas the Product Owner could see what the team is building, and any feedback could be given daily.
- Clarify Requirement Just in Time:
Often in the middle of development, there are questions that need to be answered and decisions to be made. Quick clarification of requirements and decision making could be made just-in-time when businesspeople and developers work together daily.
Trust & Support
This Agile principle is about building projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need and trust them to get the job done. The following factors include:
- High-Motivated Individuals:
Each individual in the team should be highly motivated in doing their works. This attitude leads them to have ownership & deliver quality solutions to customers.
- Agile Environment & Support:
Agile environment typically accepts and promote change, innovation, and process improvement. The company provides support like technology, tools, platform, way of working, etc. to create a safe environment for Agile practices & team.
- Team Empowerment:
Managers & team leaders should trust their team and empower them to make decisions on how they will deliver the product. It should also be a safe working environment where we avoid blaming & convert the failures into learning opportunities.
So, those are some of our Agile Principles. Ready to start your work the Agile way? Stay tuned for more Agile contents coming your way!