How We Can Solve the Mounting Conflicts between Traditional and Agile Best Practices | Part 1/4

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Let’s first get to the bottom of a tough problem we all get it by. The goals are to solve it once and for all and to find a solution everybody can be happy with. To get to the bottom of the problem, please answer the following question. The working practices can be yours or those of your team. You can select from the left or the right column. 

Which Working Practices have become Preferred Practices During the Previous Decade?

Split complex challenges into parts. Work from the parts.

Understand the whole of the complex challenge and its environment.

Use linear processes (step by step; if the situation is X then do Y).

Use open processes (like roundabouts on the road replacing rigid traffic lights).

Management and experts provide the decisions to make (command and control; integrated in processes, IT applications, standards and regulations). 

Decisions are made at local levels. Common sense is permitted. Employees are trusted to make decisions in the interest of clients and the company.

Build on what you have.

Stop doing what does not work.

Define what you are talking about.

Use patterns: everybody can have a somewhat different view.

Demonstrate short-term action when problems occur.

Resolve problems once and for all by solving their root cause(s).

How often did you select the left column and how often the right column? 

Now consider this: What would the selections be if a group outside your team expects you to follow their practices?