The top 10 challenges to becoming agile
By The App Business under Insights 03 August 2015
Recently, we wrote about a new event here at TAB HQ: our very first ‘un-workshop’, which brought together individuals from a wide range of industries to discuss the challenges they face in becoming leaner and more agile.
In a world where the pace of change is lightning fast, with new technologies and user behaviour emerging at breakneck speed, every organisation we spoke to was feeling the pressure to be more nimble. What became clear was that many were in the same boat, and facing the same challenges. And here they are, captured in glorious technicolour as part of our graphic facilitation at the event:
In a follow up questionnaire, we then distilled these down to the critical top 10:
- Changing 'traditional' mindsets,
- The need to respond to change over following a plan,
- The real business value of agile,
- How do we scale to include multiple agile teams?
- What’s the right level of documentation?
- In reality, ‘failure is not an option’: how do we cope with that?
- What makes a good MVP: does it have to sacrifice ‘wow factor’?
- How do we make sure our MVP is really achievable?
- We’ve got a lot of governance and process that impacts our agile product team: how do we deal with that?
- Why does agile sometimes feel slow?
It goes without saying that these topics cover a huge amount of ground, from large questions around cultural change to the working detail of how to define a good MVP. So, rather than try to answer them all in one blog post, we will be turning them into a mini-series.
Over the coming weeks, we will begin by looking at each question in turn and serving up some real-world insights and stories from the wider TAB team - the engineers, architects, strategists and designers who live and build with agile everyday here at TAB HQ.