Succeeding with your First Agile Pilot Project
Reedy Feggins 120000A43D Visits (4061)
Successful agile transformations often times require successful agile pilot projects. Often time a successful initial pilot is the most critical step early in a successful enterprise agile adoption. If the pilot project is a success then the organization has a tangible example to get behind but if the project fails (or just fails to meet expectations) then the entire agile initiative could be derailed by critics. Because no one really likes change unless they are driving it.
Agile Pilot Selection
Pilot selection is often the most critical factor
influencing how follow on activities are perceived by
rest of organization and can influence the set of
learnings derived from the pilot.
A poorly selected pilot project could end up aborting,
which would be a poor advertisement for the new
Tips for Selecting a Pilot Project
Keep it Simple - Use Release and Sprint plans
Here is a presentation a I delivered a few years ago on running a successful agile pilot Succeeding with your First Agile Pilot Project
The presentation covers