Move Away From Wagile - How to Break Anti-Patterns in Agile Transitions

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Posted by Kevin Miller
July 30, 2020



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This article was published via Pluralsight and can be read in its entirety on that web site.

Today, organizations no longer become agile by choice or innovative tendencies, but rather for competitive survival. Twenty years after the birth of the agile manifesto, agile transformations remain a risky challenge for organizations, and many end up in a waterfall-agile hybrid, known as wagile. Contrary to traditional thinking, adopting a hybrid of the two methodologies is worse than just using one.

This guide will help you effectively address agile anti-patterns within your organization. It will identify indicators of agile anti-patterns that emerge as agile transformation progress. Then, it will look at effective ways of addressing these signs and symptoms from each layer of the organization and suggest solutions that can be applied to solve these persistent agile pitfalls.

By showing you how to address the agile anti-patterns in your organization, this guide will help you evolve from wagile to agile and enjoy the benefits that agile provides modern organizations.

Wagile occurs when the agile methodology is laid on top of the waterfall methodology, and many technology leaders think...

This article was published via Pluralsight and can be read in its entirety on that web site.

Quick Takewaways

Problem Summary:  Your team is the only one beging agile; your process is stuck; management is not on board with an agile transition.

Solution Summary:  Start small and expand; scale accordingly and stay accountable with metrics; sell the concept to the business, get help and educate.

Pluralsight Link:  Move Away From Wagile:  How to Break Anti-Patterns in Agile Transitions

Quote:  “The benefits of agile don’t live in a wagile world.”

Quote:  “The waterfall-agile hybrid is a trap.”