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.
Deming was right, leaders must know the way and teach it.
But to make the new culture stick they must also be the new culture. Live and display it by example.
If change is perceived as a shiny new leash disguised as better behavior from leadership then trust will be permanently damaged. Your Taylorism cannot hide from the people.
Meanwhile, Dick was enjoying a spreadsheet showing him new numbers post-layoff of half the IT budget…
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I’m sitting here on Sunday morning thinking about how there is a propensity in the “Agile” space to re-name or [re] label things that already exist so they supposedly become “new” things. That action in of itself is not bad. It can create new value, new wealth, new knowledge. Perhaps?
It becomes bad when it is sold as something entirely new, but it isn’t actually. Where is the innovation? In the content or context — how the pieces were moved around or collected or displayed?
Continue reading “The Death of Agile – How to rename stuff and make money”
Kent Beck – “This Agile thing should be about the need to heal the divide between business and development.”
And here we are in 2017 with scaling framework zealots launching rockets and starting wars bashing other frameworks? Doing exactly what Mr. Beck’s vision was against. Not debating ideas in the marketplace respectfully. Outright disrespectfully bashing and promoting misinformation campaigns.
WHY? Have you lost your way illustrious thought leaders? Aren’t we supposed to be better than this as change agents for good? What happened to healing the divide between business and developers?
Why are you creating divisions in this fledgling “Agile” revolution? For money? Fame?
This is not “Agile” behaviour.
Continue reading “The thought leaders that lost their way”