Invitation over imposition.
This is at the heart of agility. Scratch that. It’s at the heart of being a sincere and empathetic human who believes in others and wants to make a difference.
Unfortunately, I’m sure many of us have seen Scrum imposed on teams. They’re told to begin using sprints. They’re required to conduct sprint planning, sprint reviews, and so on. Some lip service might be paid to why, but when the team doesn’t buy into it, someone’s will is imposed on them. Is this really an effective way of affecting change?
Some might argue that change is hard. That if we impose these changes for long enough, teams to begin to realize the value and accept it. I’m not buying it. Change isn’t hard.
It’s unwanted change that’s hard.
If people didn’t enjoy change, would we ever change jobs? Or would we ever marry? Why would anyone ever have kids? As a parent of a 16 and 18 year old, I can’t imagine a change more life altering than children! Can you?[Read more…]