POSTED : February 18, 2016
BY : Sridhar Peddisetty

Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business.

-Mark Sanborn

 

One of the Agile principles state: “Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage”. Apparently the name “Agile” was chosen because its founders viewed “adaptiveness and response to change” as the most essential concept of the methodology. Agile based SDLC methodology for building potentially shippable products incrementally in short periods of time is one of the most tangible changes and benefits, which an Agile process provides. Change is the only constant factor in an SDLC and we should plan enough to be receptive to change. Agile creates an opportunity for increased customer satisfaction and return on investment by handling change effectively with more robust feedback loops, which accommodates changing requirements to generate higher-value products.

Below are the 5 tips on managing change successfully

 

 

In one of my previous posts, Change Management Is Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea, I shared how currently, all organizations are growing through a disruptive phase, whether it’s technology transformation, changing customer demographics, challenging economic times, etc. In this disruptive phase, it is an organization’s ability to learn and then translate that learning into action, which gives it the ultimate competitive advantage.

 

Summary

Agile is all about adapting to change; it was built on the foundational principle that business drivers will change and the project teams must be ready to adapt. Agile processes a harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.