Organizations invest a lot of money, time, and energy in Agile. Arguably we’re decades into the Agile game. We should be pretty good with this Agile stuff by now. So why are we not consistently seeing good results? Why do some Agile initiatives fizzle out? Why do some organizations abandon Agile in favor of the next big fad? In other words, why are we not seeing the bang for the buck?
Maybe it’s because we can’t see the trees for the forest. Yes, I know it’s typically the other way around. What I mean is that we are so caught up in Agile as an idea that we donít focus our investments on the relevant parts of Agile that matter most to that which we wish to achieve. Agile ain’t cheap. So why invest in those parts that don’t matter? The trick is to identify which do.
Jim York shares insights on how to target your Agile investments for better return.