What’s the difference between working agile and working flexibly?
Agile is a methodology that can bring true flexibility - but over time, more and more ceremonies, procedures and checkpoints have come in that adopt agile terminology without truly aligning with its principles.
So how do we keep our services flexible, and avoid the dilution of fundamental agile principles at SOUTHWORKS?
Flexibility is an important part of our agile process at SOUTHWORKS. Our business principles provide a basis for the true flexibility behind the agile concept (check out our previous posts on Development on Demand and Timeboxing for a couple of examples of our principles in practice). And part of our offer is giving our customers the chance to bring in the resources they need on a week-on-week basis. In a rapidly changing business landscape, giving our customers this elasticity and immediate level of control that allows them to dial the engineering power in their organization up and down on demand is what offers them the flexibility to adapt to the challenges they face.
For SOUTHWORKS, short sprints and weekly minimum project durations enable our Fireteams to work in focused bursts, which are timeboxed to ensure we deliver timely and meaningful outcomes that are aligned with our customers’ expectations. Working in shorter sprints forces us to be creative and prevents us from becoming entangled in problems connected with the solution by always keeping our focus on the next goal.
That’s how we move beyond agile buzzwords to offer the flexibility that’s a key element of Development on Demand – the new model for nearshore software development that we are proud to bring to our customers.
Learn more about Development on Demand, the new model for nearshore software development. Or to learn more about our principles and how we work, go back to the Culture Blog.