Recorded Monday, December 23, 2013
2014 Predictions regarding the Human Side of Agile
By Gil Broza, The Human Side of Agile
- People will still refer to other people as “resources” — even to their own teammates.
- Nominally Agile organizations will continue to administer performance appraisals that emphasize the individual and downplay the team.
- Technology managers and stakeholders will still assume that their teams ought to develop quality products faster than is realistically possible.
- Companies will continue to not train their developers in Agile engineering, because technical execution skill will remain off the radar.
- Project managers will still struggle to come up with a good measure of Agile team productivity for their executives, and consultants will continue telling those project managers that they shouldn’t be measuring productivity.
- Bad meetings — and complaining about the number of meetings in Agile — will remain the norm.
- Cubicles and other sensory-deprivation cells will still dot offices, but there will be fewer of them.
- Female programmers and architects will still be unheard of in many organizations.
- Consultants will continue arguing over the merits of various methodologies and frameworks, while practitioners — getting more and more confused — will just do whatever their organizations will tolerate.
- And… people like me will remain hopeful and driven to change all that!
Picks of the Show
- The Human Side of Agile, website and book by Gil Broza
- Joy Inc – comes out 12/26, preview online now (the story of Menlo Innovations and how they created a joyous, innovative and respectful culture amongst all)
- MagicPrefs, a Mac utility for customizing the way your mouse works.