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Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects by Barbee Davis

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How Do I Jumpstart Change?

Choosing a Pilot Project

By now you have already started to form your own ideas about how to move some Agile philosophies and practices into your team’s processes. You could send your own team to training to give them a firm foundation in the shift you are intending to endorse. Then, you could choose a small, meaningful (but not life or death) internal project, and work for a trusted and supportive manager, or a familiar customer with whom you have a good track record.

Once this pilot program is chosen, you should bring in a skilled Agile coach to lead you through this first project—or, hopefully, through the first ...

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