I Used to be the [H] News Guy
- Nov 27, 2006
Agile methodology is pretty much the de facto software development project management framework nowadays (you can go here to learn more about Agile if you're not familar with it). Harvard Business Review takes a look at extending Agile methods into more traditioanal towers, such as HR or Finance. It does sound odd to think of Iterations and Stories in a tax management context but what manager wouldn't want continuous improvement in their organization?
As the nature of software continues to shift towards continuous delivery, we are able to create a new type of conversation with the marketplace a continuous one. We deploy products, observe, measure, interview, learn, and optimize in hours, not months. Decisions are made quickly. Directions shift overnight. To support this rapid, iterative optimization of our business the internal organizations that staff, fund, manage, and reward our people need to exhibit that same level of agility. The way weve always done it starts to put the management tier in direct conflict with the potential of the execution teams.