Winning Hearts and Minds to Agile

My colleague, Wendy, posted a quote from our former CEO describing the benefit she gained from collaborating in an Agile environment.

The way to win over an entrepreneur is to out-perform expectations set from painful, past experience.

Before Scrum/XP

…six months later, they deliver what the assignment was. And you look at it and say, “Oh no, that’s not what I wanted.”

With Scrum/XP

…you work on a two-week cycle… You agree on what the priorities are in the meeting. You review the priorities. You evaluate where you are, and you move to the next step…

Interview with Geraldine Laybourne, Condé Nast Portfolio
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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.