I work with people going agile. Sometimes it is an awesome experience and sometimes it is quite depressing.
For example, I worked with some good, experienced people a while back. They were were pretty sad before I turned up and pretty happy that I came to help them. This is the part of the agile coaching experience that is awesome.
Before the dawn of agile:
- Business cases took longer to get approval than some projects took to deliver; and
- Worse than that, some projects took longer to die than the fading spirit of the team members on the project.
Then I arrived, crashing through the window with index cards in one hand and a mandate to free the people from tyranny in the other.
This is where I like to play.
Editor’s note – Unfortunately this article turns out to be a long read, so grab a cup of tea, or just look for some nice pictures and skip all the boring text.