One of the strengths of the agile approach to delivery is flexibility in responding to changing circumstances, and there is no better example of this than the current lockdown. I’m sure you have heard the political adage: “Don’t waste a good crisis.” which allows us to reflect on how ways of working are currently being impacted. The Agile Brisbane community joined Tony, Craig and Renee for this online fireside chat to explore concepts around the state of agile now, and what we can carry over to the post-COVID world.
Thanks to John Stathakis, Dave Pryce, Andy van der Gugten, Michael Hunyh, Patrick Fernando, Wei Yin, Lawrence Noun, Gautami Shetty and everybody else who joined the conversation.
- A lot of organisations are shifting their strategy and looking to digital in a stronger way than they did before
- Remote amplifies everything you do when you interact with people
- Once upon it was agile teams, now all teams are agile – they just struggle to operate in an agile mode
- Conversations are more asynchronous now and single disruptions amplify a level of discomfort – we are not seeing the right level of tools
- Need to think about the social styles of the people you are dealing with
- You can work efficiently but not effectively
- Working from home now is not the same as it was before – you are working AT home
- “We need to be able to do the same with less”
- This is the opportunity to look at the waste and focus on the value
- This has allowed us to get access to people and places we had not been able to do this before
- People put pressure on themselves to work harder as we lack the ability to sense the need that our teammates need help, but we have solved the amount of distractions we get during the day
- The heart of agile is people, and if we can’t help people what are we doing?
- This crisis is sending us a message to slow down and focus on what matters – as businesses and human beings
- Reinventing Organizations and the fact some organisations have been forced to move up a level out of necessity
- Are organisations responsible for providing a good workspace that meets workplace health and safety when we work from home?
- With disruption comes opportunity – look for the collaboration, lean, tooling and continuous improvement opportunities
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