Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A made up conversation[*]


Team: “Coach! Coach! This agile process stuff you sold us doesn’t work!

Coach: “Did you build working software regularly?

Team: “No, it was too difficult.

Coach: “Did you extend your definition of Done as far as you could?

Team: “No, it was too difficult.

Coach: “Did you make quality part of your process?

Team: “No, it was too difficult.

Coach: “Did you review what you were doing at all?

Team: “Yes, but we didn’t like what we discovered, so we ignored it.

Coach: “So are you absolutely sure it was the agile process that caused you to fail?

Team: “Oh yes, absolutely….

Coach: "<sigh>"

* honest....