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Organization Development and Agile Manifesto

Organization Development and  Agile Manifesto
Organization development is a process of implementing effective organizational change.It's a process of systematic learning and development strategy to change the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structure of the current organization to a better level so that they can absorb new technologies, to explore market opportunities and to face challenges.

Organizational Development is not about training, personal development, team building or human resource development.But it's all about change wherein people involve developing processes, systems, and structures.The main purpose of Organization Development is to “develop the Organization, not to develop the staff”.

According to organizational development, it provides managers with a vehicle for introducing change systematically by applying a broad selection of management techniques. This in turn, leads to greater personal, group, and organizational effectiveness.The better ways of organization development are “ by doing it and helping others to do it”.Through this work, we have 4 values used in the Agile Terminology i.e Agile Manifesto.

Individuals and interactions over Process and tools

The main goal of any Organization is Making individuals of their organization aware of the vision of the organization. Organizational development helps in making employees align with the vision of the organization.Encouraging every individual to participate in the process of planning, Daily standups,sprint planning,Release planning,thus making them feel responsible for the implementation of the plan and interactions help in reaching the desired target on time.

Process and tools are the ways to manage product development, the benefits are that the processes are generally clear and well-understood, and you have a written record of communications about the project. A few of the tools used in the daily life cycle of a Scaled Agile Organization is using leankit, Hubspot etc..

Working software over Comprehensive documentation

Working software is often referred to as the definition of “done” in Agile.The functionality of working software is complete only when they pass all test and can be used by the end users.To achieve this, the teams must start as an individual, coordinate with corresponding teams, teams must go beyond the unit test level and test at the system level. The best teams also include integration testing, performance testing, and customer acceptance testing in their definition of what it means to be done with a piece of functionality.

At the beginning of any project Writing, comprehensive documentation for a system has many drawbacks. If your team spends months documenting their requirements, analysis, design, and test cases then the document will be out of date by the time you are done. Today’s business world needs change rapidly and that means the team needs to be able to adapt to changing requirements.Trust between your customers and engineers is so massively important to the success of any project so you should take every opportunity to cultivate it.

The Agile Manifesto recommends working software at all set of intervals. By agreeing as a team on what success means is one of the practical ways that agile teams bring about the high performance and high quality that is needed to accomplish their goals.

Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation

The Agile Manifesto clearly states that getting the customer involved in the software development process is essential to success.This can be proved as in this growing business minds all over the world the success rate has been doubled as a result of smaller projects and more frequent deliveries,which allows the customers to provide feedback on working software at regular intervals.

I would like to give some examples related to our organization wherein the customer collaboration overcomes contract negotiation.who are all our customers?what is their collaboration?and customer collaboration over contract negotiation?

Vendors - our vendors are our customers we should maintain a good relation with our vendors, clear all their expectation, payment has to be done on time.negotiation of the contract comes here, but we mainly focus on customers.

Employees - giving all employees a good working environment, providing all the facilities required, making them work as a team, not as an individual.

Neighbors - All neighbors are our customers, maintain peaceful office environment, getting feedbacks, neighborhood parties.

Potential students - giving good services to our customers or students who attend our classes, to provide good workshops.negotiation part comes here with the amount to be paid to the classes,but the knowledge you achieve here will be thousand times acceptable that the amount you would pay.

Clients - clients are the important resource to any organization, to provide good services, satisfaction, to give great ideas, we should value for money that they would be paying.Contract negotiation is something like a saying in business terms "you don't get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate."

Visible experts - these are all our consultants, to provide a good website, blogs, good logistics so that they can focus on class.

Conference attendees - should provide them with a good gesture, provide the knowledge on what they need to know about us, to accept all pros and corns from them.

It is through daily customer collaboration that the organization projects have more than twice the success rate of traditional projects on average worldwide. Because agile methodologies recognize the value of customer engagement, they have created a place on their development teams that are specifically for the customer representative.

Responding to change over Following a plan

Agile methodologies are based on the knowledge that, in order to succeed, they must plan to change. That is why we have established processes, such as reviews and retrospectives, that are specifically designed to shift priorities regularly based on customer feedback and business value.For teams to create products that will please customers and provide business value, teams must respond to change.

All Organizations seek customer feedback throughout the project so that teams can incorporate feedback and new information as the product is being developed.Customers never know what they want untill they see final result what they had wanted.so as the project is going ahead customers should be aware of what is going on so that if any changes can be made at that point of time itself,Instead of waiting till the last moment.

In scaled Agile we have a Release planning,sprint planning,so with the help of those planning we are able to achieve the target on time,and if any changes we can move the process to the next sprint,which helps to remind us there are some backlogs in the previous sprint so that has to be completed first before moving forward.so we are following the plan and on that other side we are responding to the changes applied in the plan.Responding to change is very much necessary for any organization to be succesfull and to achive the highest level in the market.

All the Agile Manifesto are related to each other in some or the other manner.firstly all the Individual and interactions are done in the team to achieve the working software with the help of a customer collaboration and any changes given by the customers so that they can Respond to change.All the Agile Manifesto values are interrelated with each other to build a successful project.

With the help of all the 4 values of Agile Manifesto Organization development improves the capacity to handle its internal and external functioning and relationships, which includes group processes, effective communication, to solve organizational problems of any kind.It also includes more effective decision processes, more appropriate leadership qualities, improved skill in dealing with complicated problems, as well as to develop trust and cooperation among organizational members.


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