Re: [scrumdevelopment] Team Roles during Paradigm Shift to Agile- was - Re: Sprint Goals
- On Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 5:14:46 PM, Deb wrote:
> Just yesterday a specialist colleague, who has been trying toIndeed. Were I a specialist wanting to become a generalist, or just a
> participate in a predominantly XP-culture group, expressed
> frustration at the number of times they felt their presence was
> unwanted, due to this type of comment. What's being communicated
> is: "you are inadequate, go away and come back when you know more".
> This person only persists because, in fact, they are trying to become
> more of a generalist, to be able contribute more in an Agile
> environment. It's entirely possible that *some* specialists would
> welcome becoming generalists. I have.
generally out of date old guy wanting to learn something new, I would try
never to wear my specialist hat, and always to wear my beginner's mind. I
would freely and cheerfully grant that I am as ignorant as one can be and
still have respiratory functions, and would ask, nay, implore people to
pair with me. And a /real/ XP culture would do that, since members of a
real XP culture must say yes when asked to help.
I would also take on as many mundane tasks as I could while still doing
whatever tasks required my specialty.
> By the way, I see this attitude as a failing in the *practise* ofIndeed. What else is there?
> Agile, not in Agile itself, which is a set of tools that can be
> applied badly or well. And there will always be failings in any
> implementation of Agile... we know that :-) But we persist, none the
Think twice, code once. -- Thaddeus L. Olczyk
Think all the time. Refactor all the time. Code forever. -- Y.T.