Agile OWL

We take a keen interest in studying the human dimension of Agile. That interest has resulted in a keenness to absorb stories from the agile world. Our aim every fortnight, is to showcase a story, top tweets, & interesting practice from the world of Agile
Created 18 Jan 2020
  • Autonomy & Agility
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    What do companies typically do when they taste success? Companies try to hold on to their success by standardising what worked for them. They add processes and procedures to ensure that teams do not m...
  • Law and Agile?
    04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    The world of law is far removed from Agile or at least that’s what we think. The differences between them too wide to bridge. Agile manifesto values working solutions over comprehensive documentation....
  • Agile And Entrepreneurship
    20 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Agile helps companies and artists stay in perpetual beta. This means products are fixed and companies get a chance to keep improving them in iterations. Product decisions are generally high stakes gam...
  • Being Agile And In Perpetual Beta
    06 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Have you gotten a chance to test products in beta mode? Maybe new apps, new flavours of your regular chocolate brand? Beta mode typically meant product release to a small set of users. The beta users’...
  • Experiment Your Way To Agile And Agility
    22 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    A thrilled CEO once told Jeff Sutherland (creator of SCRUM, an Agile methodology), his company implemented Agile through SCRUM and today were seeing a 20% improvement in all metrics. Jeff's response w...
  • Agile And Servant Leadership
    08 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Top leaders at LEGO blessed Agile methodology implementation across the organisation. Teams having experienced sprint-based working, loved it and took to 2-week sprints like a duck takes to water. Mid...
  • Agile and 21st Century Leadership
    25 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Leadership is a responsibility and a challenging one at that. With increasing complexity the 21st century is calling for leadership that is a combination of old and new skills. The young of the world ...
  • Hiring And Agile
    27 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    A typical scenario in the recruitment process of a large organisation goes something like this. A hiring manager gives his requirements to the hiring team and waits for resumes. The recruitment team t...
  • Remote Working And Agile
    13 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    Agile teams have to be face-to-face to work well. The Agile Manifesto lays this down as a working principle. This principle though has for long divided proponents and followers of agile methodologies....
  • Agile in Museums
    30 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    You expect software to be created using agile methodologies. But museums? Possibly not. Afterall museums are keepers of history. What impact can core principles of Agile like customer centricity, expe...
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