“Agile Myths in Real World”
Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, are widely used and proven to be successful. Although trends go towards hybrid and scaled approaches, Scrum practice is still often applied to smaller-scale projects with a limited number of teams which also reside in their own setting. However, Scrum in larger corporations embedded in a non-scrum(ish) environment creates new challenges.Different worlds collide and can limit desired agility. Organizational adjustment, tailored KPIs and pragmatic methods are necessary to overcome this conflict. Common pitfalls, solutions and general agile myths are illustrated and discussed.
Thomas Zimmermann, PMP, PMI-ACP started his career as Chip & Software Developer in the Automotive Semiconductor Industry, where he took over various project and program management responsibilities. After further assignments in IT consultancy for the automotive and financial services, he now applies his practical experience in the medical device industry by merging traditional and agile project management methodologies in order to support endoscopic operating room development as a global project portfolio manager and Agile Coach. He has been a board member of the PMI Southern Germany Chapter e.V. and continues volunteering for PMI in various roles.