Implement your learnings
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.