Fire QA to Lower Risk and Go Faster
A lot of agile transformations focus on bringing Business and IT together, but leave the waterfall QA processes, practices and tools the same due to fear. QA policies and practices are usually tied to compliance and governance needs so no one questions them and we end up stuck in a half-agile implementation that cannot go as fast as advertised.
Here's the secret: if you want to lower risk, raise quality, and increase the speed to deliver: fire your QA. All of them must go! Now we may have a serious conversation about how you should build healthy teams and programs that build quality in and rapidly deliver meaningful products.