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What's your experience coaching teams toward being Agile?

In 1988 or so my manager gave me Herbert Shepard's "Rules of Thumb for Change Agents". The article can be found here:
http://www.nickheap.co.uk/articles.asp?art_id=268 .

Lately I've been working with companies moving to another way to developing products. In 2005 it was a hardened mobile router for auto switching IP traffic over non-IP transport networks for safety organizations (police, fire / ambulance) and field service assets. The current client involves software development scattered over the US, China and India where I work with the product owners, QA/release teams and Scrum teams and other Scrum Masters to reduce the madness.

The focus of "another way to develop" involves choosing practices that make development transparent and focused. The methods involve feedback to compare anticipated versus actual results. (http://www.ayeconference.com/Articles/MultiuseModel.html)

What do you plan to learn /explore at this conference?

A desperate young seeker banged on the door of the Master. "I want to be enlightened," he gasped when the Master answered. "If I stay as your disciple, how long will it take?"

The Master surveyed the young man. He had a strong physique, and the inner restlessness that drove him was almost palpable. A good candidate. "Ten years," said the Master.

The youth wilted, as if struck with an ax. For a few minutes he stood with head bowed, then he looked up. "If I worked night and day," he asked fiercely, "if I do without sleep and do twice what your other disciples do, then how long will it take for me to become enlightened?"

"Twenty years," said the Master calmly. So perplexed was the youth and so earnest his demeanor that the sage relented and explained, "When you have one eye so firmly fixed on the goal, you have but one eye left to find the way."

How do you plan to contribute?

For those interested (and who make prior arrangements) I can offer the MBTI Type Indicator Instrument. For me MBTI (or any personality profile including "The Big Five" (http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/) provides useful (more that TRUTHFUL) information.

My current interests involve helping non-quantitative systems improve using a qualitative methods. (Retrospectives on Retrospectives and Focused conversations)

Other than these, I'll be using the ChetRon technique of "right thing at right time" to contribute to the conference.
Created by Naresh. Last Modification: Saturday, 01 of March, 2008 17:46:35 CET by debhart.