What if you could improve productivity 300 to 400 percent? It can be done by working in Agile ways and doing a great job implementing Scrum, a common Agile framework. That’s what Jeff Sutherland, co-author of the Agile Manifesto and co-creator of Scrum, has learned through extensive field research. Information technology teams are seeking to capture this speed and dexterity as they are pulled front-and-center within their organizations racing to capitalize on digital transformation. How can companies help set the right direction amidst a chaotic background?
“Complexity has dramatically changed in just a few decades,” says Stefan Knecht, manager for Munich-based it- economics, an Agile consultancy operating across Europe. “Things used to be easier. Now, we have smartphones in our pockets that have more computing power than Apollo 11. Complexity requires a different procedure. Agile methods systematically reduce uncertainty in situations that you cannot plan for. Conventional methods can’t do that.”