2 – Which is Better: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
Using a pure top-down, command-and-control approach that dictates process and tools to Agile teams will likely not get buy-in and can discourage an entrepreneurial culture. Using a pure bottom-up approach encourages passion around an Agile team’s set of processes and tools that can result in everyone doing their own thing and having no baseline structure to scale across the organization.
Rego believes that a blend of both will result in the best long-term success for all Agile teams within an organization. This way, you can keep development teams happy, because get to do Agile. And you can also keep executives happy by giving them familiar data points and views. In many PPM tools and platforms, you can even start with a Waterfall template, but include agile phases such as sprints. It’s a win-win.