“4 agile team best practices to follow in the enterprise” on TechTarget, May 19, 2020.
Adapt leadership styles
Agile teams are cross-functional and matrixed, so the traditional command-and-control style of management just won’t work.
Start small and grow
Two common mistakes companies make when attempting to become more agile is to attempt a “big bang” approach in which teams are working in a Waterfall fashion one day and agile the next.
“Traditional organizations spend years becoming agile. As they progress, they learn another important principle: Agile is not a destination but a journey,” Zucker said. “Vibrant Agile organizations are continually adapting the way they work.”
Adaptation can be seen in the progression of software teams as they mature from Agile to DevOps to CI/CD. However, a challenge in expanding Agile software development is that what works for one team may not work for others.
Today, the concept of agile teams is expanding beyond software development to the business at large. In fact, DevOps is the basis for an entire array of “Ops” functions including BizOps, MarketingOps, AIOps, MLOps and DataOps, to name a few.