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Is Agile Overhyped or Misused?

agile methodology

Over the past few years, agile has overtaken the development scene from being a buzzword to being implemented everywhere, or so it seems. Is anyone claiming not to be  agile these days?

I believe the benefits of Agile development still stand. Enhanced visibility and adaptability, reduced risks and increased business value, if implemented properly. But the way it’s used in most teams today, it hardly meets any of these criteria.

In the mid 90’s I was implementing Six Sigma which is based ...

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Listed in Management, Web Development

Tags: agile, development, Six Sigma

How do I Motivate my Team

motivate my team

Successfully motivate my team is an ongoing challenge, quite sophisticated yet rewarding. It’s like steering a ship toward its destination, keeping course without ever arriving. Motivating factors are based on two influencing environments. The existence of a comfortable, clean environment free of negative mental and physical impacts (foundation), and stimulating influences that strive for and enhance satisfaction and contentment (stimulation).

For example, how could we expect a team to be motivated if their environment in uncomfortable, dirty or hazardous? Or would a ...

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Listed in Management

Tags: agile, motivation, team