April 29, 2020
Agile is known as a methodology requiring collaboration. The Agile Manifesto states, “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is a face-to-face conversation.” It is especially important during Program Increment (PI) Planning to have a face-to-face event since it serves as the heartbeat for the Agile Release Training (ART), ensuring a shared mission and vision to align all of the teams on the ART.
How do you maintain the collaboration when moving from 100% onsite workforce to 100% remote workforce due to the Covid-19 crisis? This was the problem facing one of Dewpoint’s clients who had scheduled an onsite two-day Program Increment (PI) event. The event was planned for over 250 onsite people, thus our Release Train Engineers (RTEs) had to quickly adjust to accommodate the event and make sure it was successfully using remote tools.
What Worked Well
The result – the organization is working with vastly improved, better quality information for the duration of the Program Increment.
For additional information on conducting a remote PI session, contact Dewpoint at at https://www.dewpoint.com/contact/ for help.
Dewpoint can also assist your team with Agile with either working remotely or moving towards an Agile environment. Checkout our Agile capabilities at https://www.dewpoint.com/agile/.