If this agile thing is so great, then why doesn’t it always stick? And if we can get it to stick, why does it require so much upkeep? Why can it sometimes be so fragile? Time and again, I’ve helped teams, people, and organizations with their transformations, and in many cases, I’ve seen it either go sideways or slowly regress. Why though? Shouldn’t it be able to stand on its own? After teams see its benefits, shouldn’t the transformation gain momentum by the better outcomes it creates? Today, let’s talk about why that’s not always true.
Is it us?
Better yet, is it me? Maybe I’m a terrible coach. It’s certainly a possibility, but it would make for a rather bleak blog post. So for the moment, I hope you’re willing to suspend the skepticism. So what about us?[Read more…]