Agile by Doing: Non-Traditional Paths to Agile Transformation
Conventional wisdom says that when a team begins their agile journey the first thing they should do is receive some basic “Agile 101” training. At Veracity we’ve given a number of agile boot camps like this over the years and they have been fairly effective.
We’ve recently started a couple of teams off by just jumping in and doing some agile planning sessions. The training came later, several weeks after they’d done an iteration or two. This may sound like putting the cart before the horse, but the results have been surprisingly effective.