Re:Negative perception of agile teams
- These stories are not apocryphal --- I know people at the manager level who got into trouble for this exact thing.AlistairIn a message dated 7/6/2005 8:12:51 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
From: "grahamastles" <gastles@...>
Subject: Negative perception of agile teams (was: seeking agitator)
--- In email@example.com, "dingbat99999"
> There are apocryphal stories I've heard about shops where teams
> practicing XP were viewed in a negative way because they didn't
> exhibit the same "sense of urgency" as the other teams in the
I don't think the stories are all apocryphal. One of my clients, and
old-style manager from a marketing background does that. He has one
team on an old technology and a broken product who do death marches on
a regular basis, and a new team using java/struts/eclipse with XP.
He does not credit Agile with the success, just the technology. And
he complains that there is not the same sense of urgency and
commitment in the XP team. Totally subjective. So whenever he feels
under financial pressure, he complains about his XP team's relaxed
working atmosphere. He does not realize how it is not relaxed, but
quite intense and focused on quality and delivery. They are just not
as frazzled as the others...