Hello, I am working on an ETL Project using Pentaho. We have a daily meeting that we call a scrum but we do not have any of the other meetings (planning, end) and we do not have sprints. We do have tasks generated from user requests but things like refactoring jobs and keeping the system running are not tracked.
Recently, the Project lead was asking questions about what slows progress down and what we are working on that she doesn't know about. I suggested that we have real sprints with a planning and end meeting. Since priorities change often I believe weekly iterations would allow us to change those priorities to meet customer needs.
My question is what are some first steps that we could take towards implementing agile?
I call these introspections though. Get the team together and have them talk about their biggest pain points. Then talk about agile and what principles, values, and related practices can help the team address a few of these pain points. Draw out a plan, execute, then do a retrospective. Rinse and repeat.
The best ideas are the crazy ones. If you have a crazy idea and it works, it's really valuable.—Kent Beck