The most hyped up idea during an Agile Transformation is the search for tool that would best suit your organizational needs. Tools is necessary, however isn’t the priority in your Agile journey.
In the process the focus shifts to the tool and then purpose of the transformation is lost. It reaches a point where transformation is equated with tool.
You don’t need fancy tools and a huge budget to start something small. Start your journey with a whiteboard, something that the team has to work on and can play around with it, changing and adding metrics or creating their own customized dashboard.
You can even try a team cork board, or use simple sticky notes or free software to try out the teams comfort level. Tool should be part of the process, not the process.
There are lots of reasons, why you fail in agile and tool shouldn’t be one of them.
So, find ways to ensure you are Agile in reality.
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