5 Biggest Pitfalls of New Agile Adopters

Pitfalls of Agile

This is a simple and short video about Agile and some of the pitfalls of new adopters. It is an interesting video and helps to get you started on understanding where potential pitfalls could stem from and how to identify them early. It also helps to offer ideas and ways to recognize other distractions and if you can identify them early it will help you find solutions as quickly as possible.


One of the things I like about Agile and Scrum are the Sprints and how they embrace getting development done quickly as well as the model or framework incorporates continuous improvement which I am a huge proponent of. I think of how many projects I have been involved in that could have been completed quicker and with less hiccups or distractions by utilizing the general concepts of sprints.


I think utilizing sprint-like processes in other projects could have helped complete them sooner by not using the waterfall method. I think there are projects where using the waterfall method is unavoidable. However, there are many times the Agile or Scrum methods could increase efficencies by taking small chunks of the project, completing them in small and time-based periods, assessing what went wrong or what could have been done better after each sprint, and then adjust accordingly. I think it is something worth exploring in your own processes and environment.


The other component of a sprint is working closely with the Product Owner and/or Stakeholders on a daily basis which will keep projects from derailing or stalling as well as rapidly removing speedbumps or roadblocks.


My I Power Seed challenge is to spend time in the Agile and Scrum frameworks and see if you can utilize its methods and subsequent results and if they can be incorporated into what you are doing in your specific business model (outside of software development).


Either way, Agile is a great project management framework that produces results.


Please comment and offer feedback.


Certified Scrum Master – Simona Millham


Leave a Comment

Popular Posts

First Time Manager

As a first-time manager in the field, you can expect a period of transition from individual contributor to team leader. Here are some key areas to focus on in your


Leadership Thought

This thought was passed along to me to think and consider my efforts with those who resist change or something that I firmly believe in – continual service improvement.  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat A Man As He Could Be

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” Ralph Waldo

Management Is About Getting Things Done

Management is the art of getting things done through people.Mary Parker Follett   In simple terms, management is about getting things done through other people. Of course we know being


How You Made Them Feel

Why did I begin this journey? The main thought I had while completing my ITIL Practitioner Certification, there were so many frameworks, management, and leadership topics and thoughts and I