Impediments – Charlotte Sept 2014

The following impediments were identified:

  1. Egos
  2. No proper test environment
  3. Bad data
  4. Process failure
  5. external market
  6. Lack of coordination
  7. Unrealistic timeframe
  8. Change Mgmt
  9. Org changes
  10. Changes in technology
  11. Budget
  12. Customer communication (lack of)
  13. Too many defects
  14. Waterfall “hangover”
  15. No accountability
  16. Management interference
  17. Bad product owner
  18. Lack of structure
  19. Lack timeline
  20. Ru out of money
  21. Unclear scope & vision
  22. Change of strategy
  23. Testing
  24. Lack of buy-in
  25. No proper acceptance criteria
  26. Planning (lack of)
  27. Not following agile practices
  28. New technologies
  29. Lack of skill sets
  30. Poor requirements
  31. Scope creep
  32. Lack of clear goals
  33. Story (stories) not well defined
  34. Changing priorities
  35. Requirements change
  36. Bad arch

Some maybe redundant, but they were from several firms.

I am a strong advocate of a public impediment list.  And working the list, one item at a time, to get a huge improvement in velcoity over time, with no increased effort..

 

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