In this thoughtful article, Cliff Berg exposes a very common truth about the Agile industry:
(You might need to be logged into LinkedIn to read it.)
Interestingly one comment on the posts also starts with the classical:
If only management understood this better! […]
To which my reply was:
Doesn’t that desire… “if only management understood this better”… highlight a monumental failure of this whole industry: the inability to address the concerns of management to a point they feel compelled to pick up real interest? It is not management that is failing. This is a symptom of this industry failing!
This is a central theme for TameFlow: create a common language, understanding and mental model across the entire organization so that “meaningful conversations” among all actors - including “management” - can be held. This way we address the weakest spot of Agile that does not have such a language; and in many instances actually comes across as anti-management (with the heritage of the “Chickens and Pigs” metaphor).
What do you think?