AGILE IS THE WAY
We are an Agile company in Costa Rica and Perú, that uses SCRUM as our standard agile framework (but we always choose the right tool for the right project), and after hundreds of projects successfully executed, facing the challenges that some projects represent, we know what it takes to put in place an agile, highly collaborative environment between Proximity and our clients. Certified Scrum Masters, continuous training, and an internally developed and proven practice on Nearshore Agile is the benefit we offer to our clients.
AGILE GOES BEYOND THE MECHANICS OF A METHODOLOGY
Some people think that being Agile means working in two weeks sprints, having daily stand up meetings and using user stories written in “post it” papers. This is what we consider part of the mechanics of Agile, but it goes way beyond it. Agile is a way of thinking, a culture if you like, and way more than a recipe or a methodology.
While there are very good reasons why running Scrum teams on a fixed diet of time by limiting their iteration cycles to 2, 3 or sometimes 4 weeks make sense, we often see teams settle for using Scrum like a metronome. They’ve fallen victim to thinking that simply “doing” or “building” stuff in short increments is what produces value. They have failed to push beyond the mechanics and focus on the discovery, learning, and adaptation opportunity that was the whole point of SCRUM and Agile.
Peter Drucker said… “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all”. Agile allows you to identify, react, change and address any problem or opportunity the quickest way possible, focusing on the value of the work done.