Agile and Change

Denning’s article here (suggested to me by my colleague Sheldon Monteiro) is a good example of the challenges common to operating scales that are at the 10,000+ — but also can be applied to smaller orgs.

My favorite piece is:

Change is difficult in part because of the many cross-dependencies between things. So, when someone realized that there was a need to use new way to do something and tried to change, they would find that their colleague on whose work they were to some extent dependent wasn’t necessarily ready to change at that time.

—Steve Dennings

More agile notes:

  • Agile != Product Mindset
  • “Hybrid Agile” = “Standups with Waterfall” 🙂