If your Agile transformation has been a painful experience you are not alone. This seems to be very common. They say change is hard. I strongly believe that we’re making a HUGE mistake with the approach in implementing this type of change in our organizations and we are making it much more difficult than it needs to be. There is a better way and I believe I have discovered what… Read More »Why you should stop applying Agile frameworks and best practices.
AGILE WAS BORN IN 2001 The Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 by 17 software developers who were already using lightweight software development methodologies regularly. They wanted to move the industry away from using heavyweight, documentation driven software development methodologies. They had found that software development projects were increasingly experiencing very long delivery timelines, which often meant that the solution that was proposed and documented 2-3 years ago, wasn’t the right… Read More »Fact: Scrum was created 15 years before Agile
Agile is built upon teams of highly motivated individuals that leaders support to the best of their abilities, and they trust their teams to get the job done. AUTONOMY IS A KEY MOTIVATOR Dan Pink, the writer of the book titled “Drive”, recognizes through numerous studies and observations that human motivation can be grouped into three key areas; autonomy, mastery, and purpose. It comes with no surprise that autonomy is… Read More »Using the power of Inclusive Decision Making
Look at the Agile Hype Cycle graph below. Do you think it has nothing to do with Agile? It isn’t directly for this purpose, but it still applies. Published by Gartner, it helps us understand the maturity and adoption of specific technologies. This can be witnessed in organizations trying to adopt agile. If you find yourself in the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’ area or before it you should be very… Read More »The Agile Hype Cycle. Beware of where you land.
The united states Navy Seals are considered one of the most elite forces in the world. One of the highest performing groups on the planet. To become a Navy Seal they have to go through something called BUDS, which is a multi month selection process which destroys their bodies, and the vast majority of people will drop out and never become seals because it is so aggressive. A former seal… Read More »High Performing Teams have Selfless Members