I have seen the Bright, the Lite, and the Dark Side of Agile. Please explain to me how one can be helpful bringing the dark into the light.
Do these soul-sucking organizations have enough banked karma to deserve the best intentions of passionate Agile coaches and the elbow grease of super-talented Agile developers?
Overheard on a speaker-phone during Project Chartering introductions:
"I'm Rose. I don't know why I'm here."A subject matter expert with a meant-to-impress title, Rose made her deadpan introduction to her soon-to-be teammates.
Queue the crickets chirping.
Also remoting in, the speaker-phone voice of the CIO explains Rose's presence in the chartering session and what Rose's hoped-for participation would be on the team. Yikes. Gotta love that business buy-in.
Toxic organization is a loaded term. One characteristic of a toxic organization is that
The people most comfortable with command and control often mistake agility for the more familiar reactionary.Just bark at me if you think I might ease your slither from the dark into the light. Otherwise, I'll join my heads-down comrades in C-Sharpistan.