Do Agile Methods Contain the Seeds of Their Own Destruction? (Safety and Our Ability to Learn from Failure)
Some teams and organizations flourish with agile methods. However, there are teams have never been able to find their stride with agile and either struggle with it painfully or are resigned to the apparent fact that agile is just hype. Unfortunately, most of us are in the second camp. That's ok - it is not our fault - it is a built-in weakness of agile methods.
Great teams leverage agile's ability to help you fail fast and learn quickly. At the same time, *because* using agile creates a huge number of failures, it can easily shut down individuals, teams, and organizations who do not *feel* safe to fail.
Learning from failure is not easy. It does not come natural for everyone. And not all cultures invite failure and learning from failure.
Attend this session to explore this link between safety and success of agile methods. Attend this session to learn how you can do things today to make things better for yourself as an individual. Attend this session to learn how you can start to change the culture of your organization to create a base where agile methods can flourish.