Goal Setting towards agile

Goal Setting towards agile

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there” Yogi Berra

Everytime I get asked how to implement agile in a team I ask a simple clarifying question back.

“Why?”

The answer to this question is often not very forthcoming. There is often no concrete reason. There is often no tangible benefit for moving the organisation or team to an agile or rapid delivery way of working.

  • Sometimes it’s because their boss wants them to….
  • Sometimes it’s because everyone else is agile…..

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What do you do when hiring managers are looking for a set of skills you don’t have but you sorely want? You learn.

What do you do when hiring managers are looking for a set of skills you don’t have but you sorely want? You learn.

I see this situation played over and over again. The market is shifting and a new tool or technique is the next biggest standout skill or experience hiring managers are looking for, yet you don’t have that skill. What’s worse is that you can’t get an opportunity to learn that skill in a workplace because you don’t already have it…..a Catch 22 situation.

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A few changes

Update Post.

My role is shifting a lot recently and I’ll be honest, I don’t do much testing anymore.

Instead I am helping to grow an amazing Development team and scale agile – and this is something I’m thoroughly enjoying.

As my role changes so too will the things I write about, learn, share and teach. As such the blog content posted here will be changing in the coming months.

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