Welcome to the 2nd part of the Agile for Everything that's not Software series. If this is the first time you have heard about it, it doesn't matter. You can take a peek at the first part here. In this blog, we will try to explain what "Agile" means and the different ways of being agile.
Agile is a methodology of developing any new product or initiative, under which requirements evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross functional teams, customers and end users..It encourages efficient, rapid and flexible response to change. The two methodologies that are most widely used are "Scrum" for rolling out new initiatives and "kanban" for maintaining and managing the products and initiatives.
In our series, we are going to look at developing and rolling out new initiative and products, so we will only use Scrum.
So then, what is Scrum? Scrum is a set of rules that are used to develop new products or roll out new policies or initiatives. It basically says the following
1. All the people involved have to be self motivated
2. They should be willing to collaborate irrespective of job titles
3. Each scrum team should have people with all the knowledge and skills that will be required to develop or roll-out a change
4. Eliminate dependency on other teams or people for approvals etc
5. Empower people in the team to make decisions
The figure above shows the Scrum cycle.
In the next part of this series we will see how to apply these concepts to the HR function of Organizational Policies and Compliance
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