One day, I wanted to live healthier than ever, so I decided to eat an apple every day, according to the old saying, “AN APPLE A DAY, KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY.”
Despite eating an apple every day, I eat fast food, have no exercise, and sleep far too. I have never broken my bad habits. Do you think eating an apple could make me healthier? Certainly not, no improvements would occur after a period, resulting in a life which is unsatisfactory. However, I did ignore my bad behaviors and conclude that AN APPLE would not help me live a better life!
Surprisingly, We have this point of view in software development when companies tend to adapt to the Agile mindset. In fact, they change team’s structure to Scrum or may hire new roles like Scrum master, product owner or even Agile coach. But, there is one important item to keep in mind. The fact remains that whole organization still keeps old behaviors that are opposed to the Agile mindset. Once the way of thinking is based on old patterns, change will not occur!
Once the way of thinking is based on old patterns, change will not occur!
An organization or team will be Agile if they do believe in Agile Thinking. They are supposed to understand why they need to be Agile and what beliefs are preventing them from doing so. Unfortunately, many so-called Agile teams still keep their old thoughts and are seeking for a change.
Being Agile is not difficult to achieve; it is difficult to comprehend.
To summarize, being Agile is not difficult to achieve; it is difficult to comprehend. It requires you to first figure out what are the previous patterns and their impacts (problem statement) and then replacing them with new mindset as Agile practices (solution statement).