Here is a list of Tweets I sent out on Sunday March 15 2015. I posted these in response to some Agile coaching folks, folks who expressed serious doubt that “imposed Agile” or “mandatory Agile practices” actually represents a serious, pervasive, BIG problem for the Agile movement…
You can click through each Tweet, to see the actual source of the quote…..there’s some good stuff here, including quotes from very notable Agile authors, like Martin Fowler, Mike Cohn and Alan Shalloway.
…is “forced Agile practices” a problem? Apparently yes, it actually is…….
NOTE: You can investigate my Twitter feed here.
Problem? What problem?
“… I quit my last job because ‘Agile’ was rammed down our throats.” http://t.co/WOMbnpSbZI #scrum #management #leadership #lean #kanban
The 1 constant in typical #agile adoptions? The mandate. What if this is the main problem? What if you fixed it? http://t.co/BrQ1pyT6ST
“…Autonomy is a key ingredient to the success of #agile…” http://t.co/xjpen0fWzY #scrum #management #lean #kanban #leadership
“…The [most effective] orgs are those that are noted for having remarkably little or no…mandated “#Agile” http://t.co/GVeMzCZ6Cj #scrum
“…but in a ‘mandated #agile‘ we COULD NEVER RALLY THE TROOPS because it was ‘do this because I said so…” https://t.co/PCuVdMm2LH #scrum
“..They will go from self-organizing to feeling, “Management just tells us what to do.” Yes they will… http://t.co/vol4u1WYZz #agile
“…agile can lead to demoralisation & burn out. However, this is a symptom of a top down IMPOSED #agile process..” http://t.co/1HPvelLhop
“Orgs should discover their own #Agile…this can happen only from within the company, by engaging its employees.” http://t.co/zmj4HjUBhd
“You Can’t Impose An #Agile Process. To be effective, select your tools and develop your own processes.” http://t.co/Z4NEI3jHxW #management
“when #Scrum is initiated by the team it often works well..when imposed by #mgmt, it often doesn’t. ” -@alanshalloway http://t.co/OfpoGF3FFH
“In the early days of #Agile, the idea that your boss would force it on you was a contradiction in terms.” And now? http://t.co/ZmstGpKGXl
“There is a BIG diff between deciding what to do & being told what to do.” Yes, there certainly is… http://t.co/ihycyZTBBc #agile #scrum
The profound error of forced #agile practices: “Our Team Is Being Forced To Follow Scrum” http://t.co/HiVitjPpJu