“Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan” is a saying frequently cited by contemplative business leaders. Yet when it comes to failed agile initiatives, the old bromide might be updated to state: “Success is a team effort, while failure is simply everybody’s fault.”
No new agile program aims for failure. Yet poor planning by an unprepared and ill-informed team that fixes its sights on unrealistic goals will usually doom a project from the very start.
Want to ensure that your agile initiative will collapse into a heap of twisted hopes and dreams? Well, here are seven simple steps to help you get started:
1. Plan loosely and chaotically
One of the great myths surrounding agile is that planning and structure aren’t essential. Yet that’s simply not true. “Agile is not an excuse for chaos or no management,” says Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials, a firm that provides project management and agile services.
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Source: IT Strategy