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Agile is a project management methodology and
value system that puts people above plans in order
to increase innovation, speed, and ROI. Agile was
established by a team of Adobe developers to create
a better approach to building software. The four key
values they identified are:
* Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
* Working software over comprehensive
documentation.
* Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
* Responding to change over following a plan.
They developed a now famous document called
the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Even if you aren't a
technology professional, when you work with tech
companies, you may have noticed the following 12
principles at play:
1. Ensure customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
2. Welcome changing requirements, even in late
development.
3. Deliver working software frequently (weeks
rather than months).
4. Promote close, daily cooperation between businesspeople and developers.
5. Build projects around motivated individuals, who
should be trusted.
6. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location).
7. Working software is the primary measure of
progress.
8. Invest in sustainable development that is able to
maintain a constant pace.
9. Pay continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design.
10. Strive for simplicity-the art of maximizing the
amount of work not done.
11. Recognize that the best architectures, requirements,
and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
12. Reflect regularly, as a team, on how to become
more effective, and adjust accordingly.
While many software organizations have been using
an agile management methodology for years, the ability
to innovate faster with fewer resources is so important
today that organizations are moving away from traditional HR methodologies and implementing agile HR
practices. Agile HR is about extending these values and
this ideology to the entire organization.
To enable rapid innovation in an agile environment,
it's important to empower and build amazing teams.

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Rather than looking at employees as resources who
perform consistent functions while reporting directly to
one person, you increase engagement, innovation, and
speed if individuals work in cross-functional teams that
adapt to the needs of the organization.
In an agile HR environment, your employees
become a network of project-based resources who
change roles to solve the most important challenges
of the business. The organization crafts teams
in which employees join tribes and recruit other
members as necessary. The team learns together,
connects frequently to drive projects forward, and
often will evaluate and reward each other. Feedback
is fast. Employees are consistently talking with your
customers and stakeholders to adjust and solve challenges. That continuous feedback helps the company
innovate faster and discover the best solutions for
you and your clients.
Unfortunately, an agile environment is misaligned
with some traditional HR practices such as annual
performance reviews and standard yearly compensation increases. As a result, the HR organization is
changing. Figuring out how to make teams work
more effectively becomes so important that the mindset of the organization changes. HR's goal becomes
to rapidly multiply ideas by creating the best teams.
HR is becoming a designer of team experiences and a
coach to move the organization forward.
With a greater focus on teams, performance management is changing. Quarterly and annual reviews
are declining in favor of continuous performance
management. Josh Bersin wrote in an article on his
website titled "HR Technology in 2018," "Continuous
performance management is possible, it works, and it
can transform your company. We're not talking about
doing away with ratings; rather, we are talking about
building a new, ongoing process for goal setting,
coaching, evaluation, and feedback." As this concept
is relatively new, the technology landscape is changing, but the platforms that lead five years from now
will be built with continuous performance management, team connectivity, and agile practices in mind.

AGILITY VIA TECHNOLOGY

Agile concepts are easier to achieve through innovative cloud-based solutions that are changing the
way we work.
Team-based communication platforms such as
Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet,



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