So you think you know Agile? You’re probably doing it wrong. As a full-service React Consulting team, we’ve seen it all—rigid processes, never-ending sprints, and clogged QA pipelines. These “Agile” teams suffer because of a disconnect between what they think Agile is and what Agile should be. In this post, we’ll break down the mistakes we see when teams aren’t using Agile properly and how to solve them to improve software delivery and developer morale.
Clashing visions, unclear expectations, and team members who don’t pull their weight—issues arise in every industry and on projects of all scales. But they tend to be especially common in large-scale, highly complex software projects. With so many moving pieces, nuanced tasks, and tight deadlines, it’s tempting to dive into a new project and build the plane as you fly it. However, conflict thrives when teams operate without a strong foundation.
Do you often find yourself shuffling between Jira boards and calendars, hoping this sprint, you’ll get the workload balance right? TPOs and Scrum Masters managing multiple teams know the struggle all too well. It’s difficult to know whether a team is at capacity until they’ve already exceeded it.
At Bitovi, we embrace the concept of a design system. Global patterns and components provide standard look, feel, and reusability across a suite of applications. We have our own, and we often build them for our clients. Ideally, a design system is fully developed and available before building applications that will use it.