Let us understand what exactly AGILE is all about–
AGILE – A term coined in 2011 by a small group of people who were tired of the traditional approach of Software Management of developing projects.
Agile helps teams to provide fast and unpredictable responses to the feedback they receive on their projects.
The twelve principles of agile development include:
1.Customer satisfaction through early & continuous software delivery – Clients are happier if they don’t have to wait for extended periods of time and receive working software at timely intervals between releases.
2.Accommodate changing needs throughout the development process – Whenever there is a change in requirement or feature, it should not cause a delay in the development process and get accommodated easily in the software.
3.Frequent delivery of working software – As Scrum operates in software sprints or iterations, this ensures regular delivery of working software.
4.Collaboration between the developers & business stakeholders during the project – Better decisions are made when the business and technical team collaborate.
5.Support, belief, & motivate the people involved– The unhappy teams cannot deliver their best like the motivated teams. So, support and trust are needed on the team.
6.Enable face-to-face interactions– There is no miscommunication when teams are co-located which not only saves time but also gives better interaction result.
7.Working software is the prime measure of improvement– The ultimate measure of progress is delivering functional software to the customer.
8.Agile processes to support a consistent development pace–Agile process establishes a routine through which teams establish an iterative and maintainable speed through which they can deliver functional software, and they repeat it with each release.
9.Attention to technical aspect & design enhances agility– The apt skills and righteous design ensures the team can maintain the speed, constantly improve the product and back up the change.
10.Simplicity– Develop just enough to get the job done at the moment.
11.Teams which are self-organized encourage great designs, requirements, and architectures– Motivated and Dexterous team members who have the decisiveness, take ownership and interact regularly with other members of the team and share designs that deliver standard products.
12.Regular reflections on how to become more and more effective– Self-evolution, process betterment, advancing expertise, and techniques help the team members to work more coherently.
The aim of Agile is to merge development with the business needs, and the success of Agile is evident. Agile projects are customer-centric and advocate customer guidance and engagement. Because of this, Agile has grown to be an overall view of software development throughout the software development industry and an industry all by itself.
What is a digital transformation?
It is the unification of digital technology into all areas of business, radically changing how you utilize and yield value to customers. It is also an aesthetic change that requires organizations to continuously confront the status quo, investigate, and get comfortable with unfulfillment.
Digital Transformation is the unprecedented use of digital technology to resolve conventional problems. These digital solutions capacitate inherently new types of innovation and artistry, rather than simply upgrade and support conventional methods.
What is AGILE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?
An agile transformation is an act of transfiguring an organization’s form or nature gradually to one that is able to accept and advance in an adaptable, cooperative, self-organizing, fast wavering environment. The Agile Manifesto values and principles can be followed and taught throughout any type of establishment as it does not just apply to development teams.
The whole establishment needs to interpret the clarity of an agile transformation and the value of it in order to gain from the rewards of achieving true, healthy agility. The whole cultural and organizational mindset must change to one that embraces a culture of self-organization and collaboration.
Principles of Agile Digital Transformation:
PRINCIPLE 1: START WITH A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION
As per a recent Gartner survey, 63% of business leaders stipulated they don’t exactly know what would be the possibilities of next-generation technology. Not astonishingly, just 13% of respondents said they have discovered the next paramount digital business technology investment. The reason for this is that the company lacks a transformation vision that will plan out a digital strategy and, more importantly, give the business the ability to measure progress and make real-time adjustments to improve outcome. Superior management must create, be coherent, and interface the compelling future digital vision. Transfiguration does not happen bottom-up.
PRINCIPLE 2: FOCUS ON BUILDING DIGITAL CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
Successful digital transformations are always built on front-end customer experience, unlike traditional digital projects. There should be more and more exposure to new growth opportunities by adding digital features to products as well as by changing direction and considering how the products and their services adapt to the digital customer. To create a value we need not use technologies and tools as an integrated package instead there should be sets of applications that can automate the user experience through social, data, cloud and mobile.
PRINCIPLE 3: SUPPORT THE VISION WITH SECURE DIGITAL PLATFORMS
The organizations must always prioritize risks germane as per their specific operation. As the hottest application in need is for security, there should be smart tools to manage the risks for detecting the intrusions quickly and to respond in real time. The key to liberating the existing IT assets and enabling digital innovation with growth is the interface to digital components. The security of assets and data is paramount, the right strategy will support the speed, safety, and growth required in today’s digital economy.
PRINCIPLE 4: DRIVE INSIGHT WITH DATA-DRIVEN VISUALIZATION
The growing digital organizations not only persistently collect data but identify and envision that data in a context that induces insights that can be acted upon. The solution to unlocking real-time data intelligence for zestful and unified customer engagement is comprehending and address customer personas and micro-segments.
Traditionally companies have a reasonably strong foundation of sales transactional data. However, this data often lacks the necessary dimensionality to create meaningful demographic, attitudinal, and predictive insights. In addition, data rarely is augmented by leveraging publically available and purchased data.
Many organizations are using data visualization to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users through statistical graphics, plots, infographics, and dynamic tables and charts. Effective envisions helps users in examining and reasoning data and documentation.
PRINCIPLE 5: EMBRACE DIGITAL AGILITY TO CREATE ADVANTAGE
Due to the constantly changing customer and market conditions, Business leaders often wrestle to execute extensive projects. The conventional business model features unconnected, unintegrated platforms by business function and projects with 6-18 month lifecycles. Oftentimes, by the time the project is accomplished, market and user requirements have changed with success criteria and ROI seldom realized.
To circumvent these perils, firms must grab adaptable differentiation by developing a “digital agility advantage” that allows a company to embrace market and operational changes as a matter of routine through the use of digital technologies. Digital agility initiatives are rooted in 30-day sprints with new iterations built better and faster. This allows a company to constantly evaluate and modify – the concept of learning, launch, re-learn, re-launch – rectifying the perspective in attainable iterations. Thriving organizations in the digital age must exhibit an awareness of how to be agile; only then, they would be able to execute in an agile way.