Be An Agile Worker
You have probably heard the term agile management. It’s a common term among IT professionals. It’s described as project management with iterative development methodology that utilizes human communication and feedback. It adapts to change and evolves through collaboration with cross functional teams and the customer’s needs. Although foundation and requirements of the projects that are established at the outset don’t change, the teams respond and adapt as they progress through the process instead of sticking to a specific plan.
So, can other types of business besides IT benefit by using the principles of agile management? Yes! Do you have to be an agile management expert? No! Can you be agile in a company that does not embrace change? Yes!
First, if you are afraid of change, that’s going to be an obstacle
But then, if you are afraid of change, you are likely to be already having problems at work! Everything changes so rapidly in business now, if you are not able to adapt and change you will get left behind. Even if your company is not agile and doesn’t embrace change, you can’t afford to stagnate. Your eye should always be on your next goal, whether that is in your present company or making a change to a new job.
Listening to professional business leaders and watching trends in your industry will help you learn to strategize and adjust your mindset to meet client’s needs. Use that knowledge to be proactive in your organization. If your company values your agility, you will be empowered to act quickly and be innovative. They won’t hold you back with obstacles.
In an agile environment there may be less oversight on your time and tasks
That means you need to be self-motivated, disciplined and accountable to reach the targeted goals without being tracked at each step of the way. Deadlines must be respected as you may function separately from other key players that are counting on you to deliver what they need to proceed. No, “The dog ate my homework,” excuses!
Agile professionals need to communicate effectively to be successful as strategies change. They need to be able to articulate ideas, processes and solutions accurately. Rather than be discouraged by challenges and obstacles, an agile professional finds fixes and collaborates to solve problems as they arise.
Whether you are working in an agile environment or not, one of the best things you can do for your team, your company and for your own career is to be a lifelong learner. This makes you an immediate asset for your company as you learn new skills related to the project. It also adds skills and knowledge to your resume as you move forward in your career.
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