Friday, December 2, 2011

Tyranny of the tools (link)

"When we create Agile teams, we create teams of real, live people. That means our control and communication systems must be built around the qualities and capabilities of people, not robots. We are doing much more in a team room than simply transferring abstract pieces of metadata around about a project. We are gaining a common emotional understanding of the problems and the players, getting a deep feeling for what might go wrong and what we need to worry about, adjusting our work patterns, our communication techniques, and our problem solving skills to this particular team, this particular problem, in this particular situation." ... "An Agile team isn't a team that moves stories across a wall. It's a team that looks each other in the eye and talks about things the Product Owner wants and how they're going to give it to them." Read more...