Sunday, March 20, 2016

Be Too Agile To Be Governed By Fear Of Change

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Your success in life isn't based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business.
-Mark Sanborn

One of the Agile principle states “Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage”. Apparently the name "Agile" was chosen because its founders viewed "adaptiveness and response to change" as the most essential concept of the methodology. Agile based SDLC methodology of building potentially shippable products incrementally in short periods of time is one of the most tangible changes and benefits, which an Agile process provides. Change is the only constant factor in a SDLC and we should plan enough to be receptive to change. Agile creates an opportunity for increased customer satisfaction and return on investment by handling change effectively with more robust feedback loops, which accommodates changing requirements to generate higher-value products.

Below are the 5 tips on managing change successfully 

In my earlier post Change Management Is Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea, I had shared how presently all Organizations are growing through a disruptive phase whether its technology transformation, changing customer demographics, challenging economic times, etc. In this disruptive phase, It is an Organization's ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly, which gives it the ultimate competitive advantage. 

Agile is all about adapting to change; it was built on the foundational principle that business drivers will change and the project teams must be ready to adapt. 

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