tl;dr on trust Listen Say what you mean and mean what you say Don’t assume you are right, or your way is the only way
tl;dr: good conflict Assume you are only partially right. And then stay curious and see how others are right. (A mind congealed is like frozen water. Unable to be used freely.) Make sure you agree on the problem you are trying to solve.
I often hear the question: “What is the [insert: agile, scrum, kanban, xp] best practice for situation xyz?.” I’ve recently come to the conclusion that the answer is simple and universal: “Agile Best Practices? Those which work now, or might work soon if you gave ’em a shot.” Yes, methodologies …
Many folks in leadership positions mistakenly buy in to “Doing” Agile with only their IT/Engineering departments, looking to increase velocity, to ship features faster, and have their organization behave in a predictable way. I’m afraid they have it all wrong….
/me nods to Hatim Tyabji at VeriFone, and David Marquet