Agile – Agile Mindset
Bill, Chris, John, Patty, and Wes walk into a bar to fret over the demise of their accomplishments…
If only they had conceived that constraints also exist outside of the IT manufacturing system.
All they accomplished was to build a faster, more reliable and better handling car for Steve to drive like he stole it. Steve’s behavior didn’t change, nor did the culture. The culture changed in the part but not the whole. Read the rest of this entry »
#leangovernment #SAFe #lean #Scrum #agile #government
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“Every time we let Brent fix something that none of us can replicate, Brent gets a little smarter, and the entire system gets dumber.” – The Phoenix Project
And yet organizations continue using this fallacious hero PERSON OR TEAM mental model filled with poor assumptions and more than a few negative biases. Why?
Because it is too hard to change?
Costs too much?
Ever notice how people know how much things cost when it’s something they don’t want to do? But when it comes time to estimate a change that the customer wants “it’s nigh impossible to estimate?”
This works the same way when changing a culture.
#orgmindset #change #systemsthinking #SAFe #DEVOPS #waysofthinking
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Reblogged with permission from Michael Küsters, the original author of this content. Originally published on LinkedIn, August 5, 2017.
This article is a discussion about what Scrum is – and what it isn’t. When discussing with zealous Scrum evangelists, the most common rhethoric is the “No true Scotsman” fallacy – otherwise known as “shifting goalposts”.
This is the classic “No true Scotsman” – as per Wikipedia:
Person A: “No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.”
Person B: “But my uncle Angus likes sugar with his porridge.”
Person A: “Ah yes, but no true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Reblogged with permission from Adrian Lander, the original author of this content. Originally published on LinkedIn, August 6, 2017.
The Agile Guru – Not!
I was in shock, the other day. Really.
Yes, me getting shocked, after so many years in practice, hardly a believable start of a real story.
But it really happened, in front of my eyes. And I was in shock, for just a bit.
It was a clear demonstration of some of what is so wrong with a common way of “implementing agile”.
I saw someone with the title of agile coach being called “Guru, sir”. By his student. And he did not change that. His Ego and Power ATM just opened up to accept the dollar notes.
I had to reach for the toilet (virtually). Read the rest of this entry »