Doris Does Agile
September 3, 2018
In today’s digital landscape one of the key drivers of a successful business is to be an agile organisation and Doris is providing a platform to all its employees to be ahead of the curve.
Agile, in theory, is a simple concept to understand and fundamentally describes continuous change; it can be seen as a radical alternative to command and control style management.
It is very easy for an organisation to label itself as agile, to say they are adopting agile principles however what I have learned through experience is you can’t just adopt it, you have to live it and that is what Doris is doing.
In the 6 months I have been here I have been exposed to various opportunities to educate myself in the principles of agile and lean which has left a lasting impression on how I think from day to day. Gone is the misconception you are in IT and you assumed agile refers directly to your industry because that is where a lot of the concept stems from. Doris’ers now think “how can I give back to my role” from software developer to project managers and everywhere in-between.
This agile culture we have is about creating readiness, expectation and capability for continuous change, it is about asking you daily “how can I improve what I do” and that is why Doris’ers are so good at what they do. The unscripted actions we bring to the table, we look at the work we are given and think “can this be done better”, it’s not just about how fast can we develop something in software development lifecycle, it can be about “is this workbook I manage automatable?”; the micro changes that all add up. We are not here to be cogs; we are here for positive change.
And throughout all this we are eager to learn more, it’s now mandatory that all Doris starters complete a mandatory course on agile. Doris is building an agile culture from the ground up, and it is fair to say I am glad to be involved in it.
By Lee James
Doris IT Project Manager
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