Agile Coaches preach empowerment. And yet people feel micromanaged in Agile. Where’s the disconnect?
The Agile Coach’s mantra is “You can’t just DOOOO Agile, you have to BEEEEEE Agile.” For many this conjures images of people singing Kumbaya. Let’s take a closer look at the Doing and the Being of Agile.
Agile is all about delivering value sooner. It’s a great idea, but teams struggle to actually do it.
I hear a lot of Agilists throwing stones at Agile teams that are not doing “perfect” Agile. Let’s put an end to this, and respect everyone for where they are on their journey.
For years employees have had very little power over their work life. Agile is changing that. Teams can use their collective voice to change the workplace. But they need to seize the opportunity!
Have companies simply recycled old management ideas and called them ‘Agile’? And does it matter what we call it if it’s working?
Sometimes getting teams to try something new can make you feel like Sam I Am. Are you spending more time addressing objections than on the activity itself?
Change Agents have an emotionally taxing job. How can change agent teams provide a respite for themselves?