30 September 2011

What's going on, are our methods changing?

At work people are asking "Are we going to use agile processes now?" Do we have to do these stand ups? What's going on, are our methods changing?

I don't have any particular view on process or methods that I want to impose except; be professional and don't do stupid things on purpose.

For me that encapsulates all the stuff on process - around delivering quality work, and trying to weed out bad bureaucracy and practices.  People can work out their own details.

But there is something more. We are all part of a community. We need to talk and share with each other and work as a team. 
Learning and sharing knowledge is also core to being en effective organisation. How can we make this fundamental to what we do and how we operate?

It's up to all of us to work this out together.


  1. Aren't the questions you mentioned asked whenever a change happens? I really helps when people are open to change and accept that process and methods may evolve and new ones will come. We can only try to learn from the changes and share our learning to pick what works for us as a team on a project and march towards successful project completion.

  2. Dharmesh, it's true that people see change coming they seek direction.

    I give some direction, but I also think people need to stand up and be accountable for doing their job in a professional way. I believe this includes knowing what is important.

    So, rather than tell people what do do I see my role as more of a coach for people I work with. It mostly involves 'sense making' work.

    That means I tend to ask more questions than answer them.