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How to Survive a Transition to Agile

Don't panic when you find out your organization is switching to agile software development methodologies.


For many enterprise application development pros, news that the company is embracing agile software development methodologies is cause for concern. After all, this type of transition radically alters the way developers do their jobs.

Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D., offers these tips to help developers not just survive an agile transition, but to thrive as a result of the change:

  1. Embrace the Change
  2. Get Trained
  3. Improve Your Communications Skills
  4. Focus on Rapidly Delivering Working Software
  5. Let Your Old Techniques Go
  6. Eschew Meetings
  7. Know Yourself and Your Limits
  8. Have Fun!

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