The Mask and the Mirror in Agile Adoption

Posted June 16, 2016 | Leadership |

Introducing Agile causes pain to your organization. This is not because Agile doesn’t work — it works for hundreds of organizations, some of them probably quite similar to yours. This is because Agile shows you the problems and deficiencies in your organization as brutally as the mirror you look into in the morning after a late night out. It is not the mirror that makes you look bad! The short iterations of XP and Scrum and the focus on lead time in Kanban work better the more mature the engineering and management skills in your organization are.

About The Author
Jens Coldewey
Jens Coldewey, based in Munich, Germany, is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium. For more than 10 years, Mr. Coldewey has worked with numerous top 50 large and medium-sized companies to introduce Agile practices and Agile management, specializing in deploying Agile development in large organizations. He is a founding member of the nonprofit AgileAlliance and has served as board member. Mr. Coldewey is Managing Director of it-agile GmbH,… Read More
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