This article suggests that it would be wise to think, very candidly, whether Agile is really something that your company can achieve. The less transparency is tolerated in a company, the less traction Agile will get. Another key prerequisite for being Agile is having the ability to have adult conversations.
Agile change and transformation
In this blog post, Ian Alderson presents the various changes they made during the Agile adoption journey at his company to tailor the software development process to their needs. He reached the conclusion that “one size doesn’t fit all” and that the drive for the improvements to the process should come from the retrospectives.
This article uses a tree metaphor to explains that Scrum is a very tiny yet powerful machine that will not achieve its goal if you customize it.
In this funny blog post, Maurits Rijk lists the reasons that people will give to explain why Scrum will never work. A “dilbertian” exercise well done and that you shouldn’t take literally. Or maybe yes! ;o)
This is an article about opposition to Scrum. Most of the challenges in Scrum adoption aren’t technical, but social. Because Scrum makes ineffectiveness obvious and control organic, some people will fight tooth and nail to stop the effort.
A CEO discusses three barriers that prevent Agile adoption: the management team, the technical team and the CEO himself.
In this article, Pete Deemer discusses what role should be given to the managers in an organization that is transitioning to Scrum.