I’m going to start by saying that agility is a key ingredient in any well-run, agile project. Without agility, we’d have to build a new house and then do everything over again in the end.
When I was a kid I used to think that everyone else was going to have to give up half the house just because they were doing it so they didn’t have to because everyone else did so. But in this game, teams are being built in-house to make sure everyone’s team and their project does what it needs to do. We are the ones who have to get the work done and do it, but we’re also the ones who keep it going until it’s too late.
In team-based projects, as in any other, the amount of people working on the same project varies. Teams are either small and cohesive or large and disjointed. The former is easier to understand as a game, but the latter is not easy to grasp at all. It’s important to understand that what you are doing in the game is not a normal day-to-day part of your job.
In agile, everyone is working towards the same thing, but they’re all taking care of separate parts of the work because they’re all separate tasks. You may be dealing with a small team that is working on a small part of a larger project, but are you working on everything at once? In agile, there are no long-term goals or plans, just the actions of getting the work done and doing it.
It is important to understand that when something is working, it’s not necessarily the work of the team, but of the team. If you’re going to do something, then you’re doing it, but it’s usually more important to get the people on board.
Thats what agile and lean are all about. In agile, teams can work on their own tasks or work on a whole project at once. In lean, teams are using project cycles to manage when they are working on a whole project at once. In agile, the team has the goal of completing the work in the shortest time possible, so they can move on to the next task. In lean they have the goal of completing the work in the most cost-efficient way.
This sounds like a great way to save time and get more done. Teams using agile have the goal of completing a task, or a whole project, in the shortest time possible, and teams using lean have the goal of completing the work in the most cost-efficient way.
Here’s the problem. Lean teams are usually the teams that have the least capacity, and that’s the best way to get more done, because when work gets too big, it gets hard to do it fast. The problem is that teams using agile have the same goal: to complete a task, or a whole project in the most cost-efficient way.
Well, that makes sense. If your team has the least capacity, you need to find ways to get more work done. It’s not really the capacity that’s the problem, but the work done by all the workers. With a team that has the same goal, using agile, the best way to get more work done is to have more capacity.
The best way to achieve this is to use the same way you do it for each team. For instance, this video shows how to apply agile to the most advanced team members.