Posted on behalf of Surya Prakash K., SVP - Business IT Services Head - Retail, CPG, Logistics & Life Sciences
The Northern Sea Route helps ships from China reach Germany 2 weeks faster than the traditional Suez Canal route. However, speed (timely delivery) and quality (no loss of original scope) is only guaranteed if the weather's great and the timing is good, which is only for 3 months a year. Agile projects are sometimes this way - they succeed only in fair weather (i.e. business and IT collaborate very well on a consistent basis) and the timing is good (i.e. if the project size is small, one gets great programmers and program leaders).
At Infosys, I have recently interacted with many senior executives from multiple organizations which had just started some projects in agile or were eager to start it. Agile is more than a decade old now and is mainstream but there are organizations yet to embark on the agile journey. Why some organizations did not adopt agile in past? Why are they now keen on adopting agile? Let's take a look at some of the interesting insights that can uncover the origination of the skepticism while adopting agile though technology/environment might be favorable for it.