Hello Paul, thanks for writing. On Thursday, September 28, 2006, at
7:18:07 AM, you wrote:
> In fact (and some of you will
> get a load of this), our lead developer blew me away last Friday. We
> followed up a retrospective conversation over lunch, and the question was
> posed to each team member "what could be done to make this an 'outstanding'
> project for you?" All team members gave great responses and things we can
> all contribute to helping one another succeed in attaining. However, our
> lead developer below me away by responding "I want to take something, work
> on entirely by myself from my cube, see it through and say 'there! I did
> that and look, it's successful!' And then I'll just catch everyone up."
> Is it me? Is this blatant 'pride of ownership' or harmless complaining
> because he's just resisting pair programming and other things about Agile?
> I can't help but believe this is very problematic, endemic of a bigger
> problem we have with this individual. Can't wait to hear Ron Jeffries on
> this one! :-)
Well, I'm flattered, but I don't have much help to offer, except
this: When you wonder what's behind something someone says, ask
I look forward to hearing about the ensuing discussion.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
-- John Maxwell