The Agile Jungle

How do you create an agile environment that works for everyone? How do you get the IT side and the business side to fully understand each other? How do you ensure that everyone gets what they expect so they can deliver top results? I help you navigate the agile jungle and bridge the gap between IT and business. The Agile Jungle is founded by Paul Persson, a senior management consultant with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry who helps his clients bridge the gap between IT and business. If any of the following applies to you: Processes take too long. Processes cost more than expected. Everyone is overworked but "nothing happens". Results are not good enough - we can help.

In concrete terms, this may involve: helping the business side to own its process, keeping track of what it looks like, which steps take the longest, where the bottlenecks are, where the inefficiencies are. And thus also ensure what quality looks like. The Agile Jungle offers mentoring of the business side, in the form of one-on-one interventions or targeted workshops. Currently running the workshops "Where do we start?" and "How does agile development work from a client perspective?"

Common problems in the gap between IT and business:

Technical language

IT and development often use advanced technical language and abbreviations that can be difficult for non-technical people to understand. It can be frustrating when you don't understand what is being said or written.

Complex systems

Many IT systems and development processes are complex and challenging to navigate for non-technical individuals. It can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start or how to solve problems.

Lack of understanding of needs

Non-technical people may find it difficult to communicate their needs and preferences in a way that IT and developers can understand. This can lead to misunderstandings and the end result not meeting expectations.

Long response times

IT and developers can be busy with several projects at once and may not always be able to respond to requests or questions immediately. It can be frustrating to wait for answers or feel like your questions are being ignored.

Insufficient documentation

Some IT systems or applications may lack sufficient documentation describing how they work and how to use them. This can make it difficult to learn and use the system effectively.

Incorrect or incomplete documentation

Non-technical people can sometimes receive incorrect or incomplete information from IT or developers. This can result in wrong decisions or wasting time and resources on wrong actions.

Costs and budget

IT projects and development can be costly, and non-technical people may have difficulty assessing costs or understanding what is included in a given budget. It can be difficult to determine whether you are getting value for money or whether the project is overly expensive.

Lack of training and support

Non-technical people may lack the relevant training or support to deal with IT-related problems or to use specific systems or applications. It can be frustrating when you do not know how to solve simple technical problems or when you do not have access to adequate support.

Safety issues

Non-technical people may be unaware of various security risks and how to protect their personal or company data. It can be challenging to navigate the technological world without exposing yourself to potential threats or risks.

Rapid technological progress

IT and technology are evolving rapidly, which can make it difficult for non-technical people to keep up with the latest trends and news. It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the rapid pace of technological advances.

The Agile Jungle can guide you in all of these problem areas.

If you want to see if my knowledge and expertise is the right person to help you start or continue your journey in the agile jungle, get in touch!

Paul Persson
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