Does this sound familiar? We have someone asking the obvious question. “Why would we say we will do something we know we can’t accomplish?” When we hear these questions, too often, we have no mechanism to deal with them. We have not created a protocol to deal with these common situations that always occur. This type of problem needs to be dealt with as soon as it comes up. In the cartoon, I’m talking about creating an agile organization, but it is hard to imagine in any organization that you would want people to just make things up.
How Agile Goes Bad
There are a number of ways agile can go bad. A very common way is people’s lack of a clear protocol for dealing with challenging issues.The causes people to avoid having conversations about them.