STEP #2: Growth Mindset: The Cheat Code To Starting Through
Welcome to "Getting Ready to Work Agile in Three Easy Steps". I am your host Kevin and I will help you to understand agile, develop the right mindset and get ready to gain work experience.
The first step was to decide on the problem you have and the appropriate methodology to solve it. The second step is to develop your skills according to the methodology you have chosen. Now imagine that you have chosen one of the agile methodologies. The next step is to grow your mindset accordingly. You should do this in two dimensions.
Learn to apply agile elements yourself
On the right hand side you have the social-emotional factors. The agile values are the most important ones. Things like people and interactions, collaboration, working solutions and responding to change are important to drive teams to success. In addition, agile ethics help individuals contribute to the team and the team's success. Such as psychological safety, so that you can speak openly without being afraid of negative consequences, staying efficient and being self-organised. Finally it is respect to the people in your team and outside. And then there are 12 guiding principles of agile working. It can be said that if all these things are all clear and understood, it is time to level up. Now you have to search for an environment where you can apply these ideas and grow into agile. Look for opportunities to apply collaborative development, use metrics to decide on your next steps, and familiarise yourself with user story design when writing down work tasks. If you are working in a team, try to own your tasks and collaborate closely. Continuous learning in the sense of a growth mindset is important to understand things like the customer-centricity or value-driven organisations we talked about earlier.
In conclusion, once you have decided on a methodology, it is obvious what skills you need to acquire. It is very important not only to understand it in theory, but also to apply this knowledge in practise. How to find the right place to gain experience is something I will talk about in the next video.