Want to see some things that will ruin your agile implementation. Here is a blog to show you some of the darkness which lurks in organizational change.
On my blog, I am talking about some of the hard lessons I have had to learn as an agile practitioner.
You're also completely correct that some people will just never understand the bad old way of doing things. A lot of change comes through retirement or resignation.
The only caveat I have is don't get caught in the same trap as your Accenture trained colleague. Agile is a reaction to the waterfall culture that's broken, but not a perfect solution. Someday agile will have to change into something else. It's often times difficult to separate the good ideas from the bad ideas, and just assuming your ideas are the right ones. The other side is simply becoming so enamoured with new things that you struggle so much you liquify the ground beneath you.
OK folks. I have a nexus 7 from Android. I was eager to get the Lollipop upgrade to see what the fuss was about. I received the first release which was 5.0.1 and it made my nexus 7 unusable. Then they sent down 5.0.2 which was better. I was really worried that Lollipop would make my Google tablets obsolete.
Fortunately, they pushed the 5.1.0 version of Lollipop all 101 MB of it to my tablet on Thursday and it seems to be ready for prime time. I am glad the good folks at Google care of about backwards compatibility with devices they have sold to the public and I hope this signals further improvements to the Android system.
Keep up the good work guys.
A new blog this week talking about disappointment.
Coding is easy, business is hard. Years ago I created several lines of business, including online backup. It all worked quite well for version 1, but my business partner wasn't experienced enough in marketing and selling and we never had the capital to hire someone who did. I'm not a sales guy either, so I couldn't help in that department.
So I think you need to get OK with failing. One way to look at it is that if you're not failing, you're not trying things that are just beyond your skill level.
I did learn a lot from my failed business venture though. A lot of thinking about product design, and simply getting something out the door ASAP. Also that you don't want all customers. Some customers cost you a lot of money and aren't worth having.
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