First of all, I would like to ask you a question, do you know what Methodologies are? What are the advantages of using it? How to use them to leverage the results of your business? How to align these Methodologies?

The term Methodology can be defined as the way or the way to accomplish something. Based on many studies and practical applications, Methodologies are the set of the best methods in a given area, always aiming for success in the context in which they are inserted.

Connexion with the Agile World

Like companies, Methodologies also needed to adapt to the new reality of the world. In this way, many of the traditional methods have become outdated for the reality of some companies, much because of the plastered management model that makes it very difficult for good management in businesses that need to be very flexible.

On the other hand, Agile Methodologies have become essential for any successful organization. Adding more value to customers, reducing waste, alignment and clarity of employees in relation to the organization’s objectives are just 3 of the many positive points when using Agile Methodologies.

Diagnosis

Imagine that you intend to get to know the other side of the world. As much as there are several ways to achieve this, I believe that you want to cross safely, comfort and tranquility, correct? You will not go around with a raft and say that you will reach Japan! At least I hope not. You will choose the plane, won’t you?

We can consider that the fact that you chose to go by plane is the Methodology (the means / route) to achieve your goal of knowing the other side of the world. In the business world it is no different, all companies have their goals of “getting to the other side of the world”, but many end up missing the following points:

  • 1. Use a Raft;
  • 2. Having an Airplane and not knowing how to fly;
  • 3.  Having an airplane, knowing how to fly, but not knowing what “the other side of the world” is.

Come on Arthur, I entered the post wanting to understand how I can improve my business by aligning Methodologies and I have the feeling that I’m in a Geography class at the College. Don’t worry my dear reader, I will explain each of the problems mentioned above:

Try to Cross with a Raft

First of all, I would like to ask you a few questions: Does your company use Cascade Management (Gantt) methods? Do you have a Domain and Control structure? Can’t generate value for your customers and employees? Do you have a leadership that lives to put out fires?

Well, if you answered yes to these questions, in the same way that death in a few months is the consequence of the human being who tries to cross the world on a raft, bankruptcy is the most common destination among most companies that still follow many of the practices mentioned above.

What to do in this situation? What if we, at Roads, gave you a plane as a gift? As we strongly believe that you will be a great pilot, I am recommending these materials to you so that you take the key to your ship and fly very high in the right direction!

OKRs: Everything You Need to Know About It!

Scrum: Everything You Need to Know About It!

Having a plane and not knowing how to fly

The questions are over! Actually not my dear reader, after all we are here to be more than just any content, right? Our aim is really to be able to help you and your business! I promise the questions are running out ok?

So answer me the following: Did your company implement any methodology and didn’t see any improvement? Has the situation worsened? Do employees seem to not understand very well how everything works? Are there any Methodology rituals that are used in only a few Teams?

Well, the fact that you have a plane already makes the situation a little easier. How about a renewed pilot course? We at Roads are experts in helping several pilots who are having problems with their ships.

How to Implement OKRs in your Company: Step by Step!

How to Implement Scrum in Your Company: Step by Step!

I have a plane, I know how to fly, but I never got to the other side

Guys, I confess that even I’ve had enough of so many questions, how about changing the dynamics of the text?

Instead of asking you something on this topic, I’m going to make a little reflection. What is the use of climbing a ladder correctly, being efficient, agile and respecting safety guidelines, if that ladder is supported on the wrong wall? I believe that every effort will be in vain right?

It is the same case of flying well, safely but not knowing where and when to reach the destination. I believe there is very little left before you can find and set a deadline to arrive with your ship to its final destination!

How to align methodologies

Now it’s time for me to answer, isn’t it? How do I align this? What results will I achieve? How can I align methodologies? Here at Roads, we work aligning 3 Methodologies: OKR, Milestones and Scrum.

Through OKR all employees are clear about everything that is happening and why it is happening. Everyone on the team has access and should be aware of what the team and company goals are.

Through Milestones we can see which deliveries will generate value when completed, breaking large deliveries, such as “building an attractive blog”, in smaller tasks, such as “creating blog main page”, “creating blog template”, among others.

Finally, with Scrum, we increase the speed of deliveries, reducing waste and generating more value for customers.

Construction of the site

Finally, a very practical example.

Why?

Imagine that we have a Key Objective:

  • To be an internationally recognized company.

And oe And one of our KRs (key results):

  • Having leads from 3 different countries. (But we don’t even have a website yet.)

How?

A Milestone to achieve this KR will be the creation of a website.

What?

It will be the tasks within the sprints that the team will have to perform. Example:

  • 1. create home page;
  • 2. create blog page;
  • 3. create posts template and etc.

Did you like our content? Share with us what are your experiences in the objectives of “Getting to the other side of the world”.

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