Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12 Agile Adoption Failure Modes

Changing a corporate culture is always a nightmare, and if your software company needs to switch to Agile, it could be even worse.

For example, last year, I was quite reassured by the good results with Agile, I mean at least our teams were definitly engaged. Then, I talked with a friend who works in a similar professional context to mine. He explained to me how chaotic the "scrum" was, where every morning, the project manager was fighting people while standing in front of a board.

As Jean Tabaka does in her talk at Agile 2009 Australia, above, I used my friend's situation to explain one case of agile failure.
I don't want to copycat the 12 failures described by Jean tabaka so :

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