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top 10 agile fails

Top 10 Agile Fails

by / October 12, 2014

The Agile framework definitely can be a powerful way of going about developing software. But as with any process, things can go wrong. It’s important to stay on top of things before they get out of hand and management can play a key role in ensuring good results. Here are the top ten things to look out for when trying to run Agile as smoothly as possible.


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  1. I have been working in Agile Enviornment for more than 5 years now. I have come across several situations that impacted the prodcutivity of the Team resulting a failure product. I would like to list the top 5 items that impacted severely on the productivity and quality as well. 

    1. Lack of openness
    2. Lack of Transparency 
    3. Unclear Specs
    4. Improper Utilitzation of Skills
    5. Time

    1. Lack of Openness : 

    what is openness? “the free expression of one’s true feelings and opinions”. In Every team, There is at least one or more members who can think and act better than their senior collegues or peers but never allowed to express their opinions. This potentially affects the fresh ideas to come in. There is always more than one way to handle a situation. Try differnt options.

    2. Lack of Transparency: 

    This is an another bigger issue. Nobody is really transperant. This happens mainly between teams. Transperancy is not what we think that allows everyone to be 100% loyal on the information shared but its actually what we decide to share. In an agile model, lack of transperancy acts as a barrier for faster and better outcomes most of the times. 

    3. Unclear Specs :

    This happens mainly due to an unintentional error or inadequate(or improper) detailing. How many of us really reworked on the same code over and over since the outcome is not clear to the users.

    4. Improper Utilization of Skills : 

    Idntifiying the right people for the right work.

    5. Time : 

    There is enough detailing provided in the article about the time. Just one point to add i.e, Time for leisure. Leisure is a much needed practice and should be a part of the plan. This gives relaxation and comfort. creates healthy relationships. creates more opportunities to get to know each other well. share and discuss in more friendly environment than strict meeting sessions. 

    Comments are welcomed. You have anything to say, Please reply.

    • Thank you for this post! I have passed it to our content editor Shiv to possibly turn into a blog. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

  2. SrinivasaPrabhu

  3. Hello, well done with the graphic.
    I am Ricardo, i am a Student and working on a Agiletopic for my degree. Could you do me a favor, where did you get your data for this infographic?

    Thank you a lot for the nice inputs.

    Have a nice day and greetings from Germany.


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