Agile Product Development refers to specific approaches that increase transparency and flexibility throughout an organisation by spreading expertise and experience across departments.
Many companies work in, and suffer from, silos. Separate departments working isolated from each other block the spread and efficient use of relevant skills and knowledge. Employees working within this structure develop a restricted mindset and lose sight of the bigger picture. Agile let’s you break free.
Agile gives individuals from different departments the opportunity to work together in short sprints with a feedback loop. Through the multiple iterations and reflections, employees gain a sense of the ‘bigger picture’, prioritize actual purpose, and share skills that improve the organisation cross-departmentally. The overall, company-wide results are: increased transparency, improved communication, and stronger orientation towards, and prioritization of, company purpose.