Many organisations seek agility. Its promise is faster delivery, higher quality, and lower costs, all with sustainable pace.
Over the last few decades, Standish has surveyed thousands of companies across indstries and reported that traditional project management approaches are not successful in delivering value, particularly in complex environments.
Agile frameworks are designed to be adaptive. Their iterative and incremental approach to delivery ensures:
Agile teams are self-managing, meaning they internally decide who does what, when, and how.
When teams self-manage, they are more effective:
Agile teams are responsible for all product-related activities from stakeholder collaboration, verification, maintenance, operation, experimentation, research and development, and anything else that might be required. They are structured and empowered by the organisation to manage their own work
A manager’s role shifts from task management and being directive on what to do and how to do it to:
Self-management comes at a cost. Agile teams are expected to:
Download the Agile vs Traditional ways of working poster (A4).
CollabNet VersionOne (2019) 13th Annual State of Agile Report.
Standish (2020) CHAOS Report.
Sutherland, J. and Schwaber, K. (2020) The Scrum Guide. The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game.