Do you work in an organization that expects development to be Agile but doesn’t see any advantage of changing the way the rest of the organization operates? Do your colleagues in sales, marketing, finance, legal, HR, governance, etc., unintentionally make your job more difficult just by doing things they way they’ve always done them? Do you try to explain that Agile requires changes across the organization, only to hear, “But Agile is all about development, right?”
The reality is that if we want to be successful with Agile, I mean truly reap the benefits of what we expect to get from agility, then we need to embrace Agile throughout the full value chain. In other words, the non-development parts of the organization have to embrace Agile and align their efforts with those of development.