Tips for Transitioning from Waterfall or Iterative to Agile

Quick Tip

To quote our instructor, Jacqueline, “We can’t just open a box, add water and poof – we’re agile, all our problems are solved!” Making the transition to agile from a waterfall or iterative development methodology is not a simple step by step process. There are many variables involved which can make it difficult.

As part of a crowdsourcing activity at the BBC Conference a couple of years ago, we asked BA experts and practitioners to share their experiences and ideas on how to help make the transition to agile a smoother process. We compiled their answers to create this Quick Tip. For more help with your own transition to agile, see our Agile Transformation and Optimization Roadmap.

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Transition to Agile Quick Tip

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Process Improvement

Determine the best approach and know how to get started.

Right Project Solution

Ensure you’re delivering the “right” project solution.

Definition of Done

Determine when you’re done with a project or iteration.

Context Level Data Flow Diagram

Leverage this diagram throughout your project’s lifecycle.

High Performing Team

Ideas on how to create your high performing team.

Remote Facilitation

Adequately prepare and setup your remote session.

First Questions to Ask

List of potential questions to ask when starting a project.

User Training & Project Implementation

Implement your project in a manner that encourages user acceptance.

Requirements Gathering

Techniques to improve your elicitiation efforts.

Stakeholder Engagement

Get the right people engaged at the right time.

Prioritize Requirements

Make the most of your stakeholders’ time and organization’s resources.

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