Context: I am working on adapting agile to my life as a student, I have even brought together a few other students to do standups and get feedback as might be found within agile.
From my experience on a software team using agile, it seems that a big part of the success of agile comes from two things.
- The collaborative nature of the project which agile is helping manage
- The management structure of the team
- As a group of students who are mostly in different classes and have different responsibilities (i.e. we are not really collaborating on a specific project per se). How can we focus our agile methods to so that we can still gain from agile in a group setting?
- As much as we are trying to give each other feedback, there is not really much accountability to a manager that will later evaluate our work. How can we ensure that the students in the group still gain from having some sort of accountability?