The 10 Commandments of Agile Methodology

Mar 29, 2016 | Software Development | 0 comments

ASMGi Chief Application Officer Gary Baney has laid out 10 rules to succeed using a Minimum Viable Product-Agile Release methodology

While all projects are unique, Baney has found that successful MVP/Agile Methodology projects are always more successful when they follow these 10 simple rules. They have become standard operating procedure at ASMGi, though we know they’re not standard in the marketplace:

1. TEAM thinking is the rule. If you hear yourself saying “I” or “me” in a meeting – stuff it. Get back on the TEAM!

2. ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH – no matter what the feared consequences. Reporting integrity is paramount for agile processes to work well.

3. DELIVER BAD NEWS QUICKLY! The MVP and releases will only be hurt by delaying concerns and bad news. Get it out and get it resolved … quickly!

4. There will never be such a thing as a perfect product. Move toward the ideal, adopt the release, exercise it, provide feedback, and keep moving!

5. Stay engaged! Disengaging from the project for even 2 weeks can be damaging. Stay tuned in – leave with complete understanding of the decisions and direction.

6. Questions, opinions, perspectives and discussions are welcomed. Stay focused and if direction is asked for, speak up!

7. Even small details that are neglected can impact a release. Assume nothing.

8. If you make a commitment to the team, make sure you are honoring that. Do what you say you will do.

9. Respect the business as well as the technical experts. Mistakes will be made; judgements will be wrong but they should not diminish professional respect.

10. Whenever and wherever possible, simplify workflows and human interactions with the system. The more we can automate, the better!

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