Sameh Zeid currently implements agile and lean in IT and software development. He believes that projects can be more successful if they employ the ideas of agile, lean, and gamification. For more than twenty-five years, Sameh has participated in different roles in myriad projects for various industries around the world. He's learned that software practitioners are passionate to innovate, and it's up to management to not demotivate them. Sameh blogs at koo-doy.com.
An inadequate liftoff can put a shuttle on a trajectory that leads to an unknown destination. Likewise, we can condition our projects for producing business value by improving their “liftoff” through proactive risk management.
Sameh Zeid explores the A3 management process, which is used to implement lean thinking principles for problem solving and continuous improvement. The collaborative approach of the A3 process encourages teams to self-organize in order to determine what works.
In a recent LinkedIn poll, the failure to change organizational culture was voted as the prime cause of preventing an agile transformation. One way to counter this problem is to use gamification, which leaders can use to encourage employees to make the transformation.