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Overcoming Several Pitfalls of Transitioning to Agile
If you've been trying to change your organization so that your projects are more agile, you may have noticed several problems: it's difficult to have people such as product management, senior management, even functional managers work and manage in a way that makes sense for your agile project; you're working with other parts of a large program that isn't agile; you have a geographically distributed team; your management wants to know at the beginning when the project will end; or even that the project team does not share a common vision of what "done" means.
You are not alone. Johanna Rothman explores common organization, management, team, and individual team member issues, such as your stand-up meetings are sit-down-and-forever meetings, your managers still think multitasking is a good idea, someone (or the whole team) thinks overtime is a good idea, or you have unranked requirements. Learn to make the changes needed for agile more palatable and help people work with you in a way that helps your projects proceed.
About Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development. She helps them recognize potential “gotchas,” seize opportunities, and remove impediments.
Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the current agileconnection.com technical editor. Johanna is the author of these books:
- Manage Your Job Search
- Hiring Geeks That Fit
- Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects.
- 2008 Jolt Productivity award winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
- Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management (with Esther Derby)
She is working on a book about agile program management. Find more of Johanna's articles and her blogs at www.jrothman.com and at www.createadaptablelife.comMore About Johanna »