Agile – The Other Considerations in 2021
Organisations everywhere are implementing Agile as a dynamic approach to speed up the creation of value and improve development of new and improved services and products. It should be noted that despite all the strengths of Agile it is not suited to all projects. Adopting a best practice such as Agile is more than learning a new process and skill and then applying it in a project environment. Implementing Agile in an established organisation means that there are often a number of other frameworks, best practices and procedures that will need to co-exist with Agile. Without looking at Agile as part of the whole ecosystem, the results can seem underwhelming or negatively impact on other areas, and can cause a lack of appreciation for Agile and subsequent lack of adoption, or a complete rejection of an approach that has so much to offer.
About The Advisor
Sue Johnston was an IBRS advisor between 2012 - 2021 who focused on strategy and governance of private and public enterprise ICT. She is an accomplished and innovative strategist with more than 25 years’ IT and business experience across the public and private sectors. Sue has held a number of senior executive positions with IT vendors and major management consulting companies and provides coaching to IT teams looking to change the conversation with their customers, their executive and each other. As a CIO, she has led the ICT function through signiﬁcant transformation for organisations such as Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Auscript Australasia and TriCare Limited. Sue has also run a successful software development company and transitioned the company through an acquisition process. Sue chaired Innovation Committee in State Government which was responsible for generating, developing and funding innovative ideas and improving the skills and capabilities of public sector staﬀ in pitching ideas and successfully executing innovation projects.