This is a great article over on Johanna Rothman’s blog. Transitioning to agile is hard. You must be dedicated, and also realistic. It really does take a culture change and not every company is ready for that.
You don’t have to change the culture on Day One. But you do have to change eventually. And starting with the team is a good start. If the team can’t get to continuous integration and small-enough stories to move to two-week iterations, maybe agile is not for them.
I definitely recommend reading the entire article.
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