Agus Setiawan

PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

Adopting Agile In Company

Popular Agile Techniques Employed

People continue to realize the benefits of adapting Agile in their companies. As stated in 14th Annual State of Agile report, there are five popular agile techniques employed as follows:

1. Daily Stand-up

Become the most used agile practices, daily stand-up allows the team shares information and opportunity to discuss and solve problems.

2. Agile Retrospective

Commonly used by the teams, agile retrospective is a practice that could reflect the way of working aims to improve continuously on what the teams do.

3. Sprint/Iteration Planning

In sprint/iteration planning, agile teams jointly associate the level of difficulty with certain tasks, the teams could delete or add additional stories/tasks and tasks distributed among teams based on a voluntary basis.

4. Sprint/Iteration Review

The purpose of sprint/Iteration review is to measure the work progress of the team. Each team member can share their accomplishment, work plan, or problems they have encountered that might restrain them from accomplishing their goals. Next, the teams evaluate their work result and discuss improvements during their next iteration.

5. Short Iteration

Short iteration presents the team accomplishment and delivers a “demo” version of their work to the customer. Short iteration allows the customer to provide useful feedback as well as allows the development team to adjust accordingly.


In conclusion, there are five most popular methods of agile employed by companies aim to continually improve the teams and their work. In addition, before deciding to embrace Scrum, companies should understand the three main roles of Scrum to achieve goals.

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McHugh, O., Conboy, K., & Lang, M. (2011). Agile practices: The impact on trust in software project teams. Ieee Software, 29(3), 71-76.
Schwaber, K., & Sutherland, J. (2017). The scrum guide-the definitive guide to scrum: The rules of the game. SCRUM. org, Nov-2017.
Stray, V., Sjøberg, D. I., & Dybå, T. (2016). The daily stand-up meeting: A grounded theory study. Journal of Systems and Software, 114, 101-124.
VersionOne, C. 14th Annual State of Agile report (2019).

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