Do Not Drive Beyond Your Headlights
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I’ve heard stories where organizations have “tried Agile” and the results were so bad that they’ll never make that mistake again. In some of these stories the blame is laid at the feet of bad coaches
. In some it’s blamed on lack of coaching. In some, the blame is placed on clients who aren’t ready for Agile
. If blame is to be lodged, then any of these will do.
The more interesting question, to my mind, is how can we achieve a better result.For that, we need to dig deeper into the root causes rather than stopping with blame allocation
- Did the coach or organization have limited understanding of Agile software development?
- Did they do things that are counter to Agile software development?
- Did they do the right things, but not do them well?
- Could they tell the difference between these two?
- Could they tell, along the way, whether they were improving or diminishing their ability to get “the job” done?
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