Next Steps

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Next Steps

Theory is great but that’s not why we cre­ated the Way of Working. This is a prac­ti­cal guide to help­ing you de­liver bet­ter soft­ware pro­jects. There are two paths you could take as log­i­cal next steps.

Path 1: Internal Adoption

The first path you could take is to use the Way of Working and im­ple­ment it in­ter­nally. This means train­ing your team on the process and cus­tomis­ing it to suit your com­pany and de­liv­ery pref­er­ences.

Start by em­bed­ding some of the cer­e­monies into your teams every­day rou­tine. Start the day with a hud­dle, en­sure that every it­er­a­tion is planned and re­viewed and that there is reg­u­lar user ac­cep­tance test­ing. Developing a pat­tern and ca­dence for these cer­e­monies will start em­bed­ding the Way of Working into your process.

If you are strug­gling with im­ple­ment­ing the Way of Working, please reach out. We help busi­nesses im­prove their ag­ile de­liv­ery processes through a con­sul­tancy model.

Path 2: External Understanding

The sec­ond path you could take is to learn the process in­ti­mately but not nec­es­sar­ily adopt it your­self. We would rec­om­mend this path­way if you’re a prod­uct owner that is look­ing to en­gage a soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany in the fu­ture, or if you’re presently in the mid­dle of a pro­ject.

While most soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pa­nies should have a Way of Working, this is not al­ways the case. To com­pli­cate things fur­ther, the level of de­tail in one com­pa­ny’s process may not be the same for oth­ers in the in­dus­try. It’s im­por­tant for prod­uct own­ers that are part of the busi­ness fund­ing the pro­ject to have that back­ground con­text of what a ro­bust process looks like.

Most ac­tiv­i­ties in the Way of Working in­volve the par­tic­i­pa­tion of a prod­uct owner. Understanding your time com­mit­ments through­out an ap­pli­ca­tion’s life­cy­cle can be in­cred­i­bly valu­able. Whether you en­gage WorkingMouse, or an­other soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany we would rec­om­mend gain­ing an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the Way of Working.

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