Recently I was asked to write a guest post for a friend of mine, Luis Goncalves’s blog. While writing the post, I remembered that a number of years ago I did a presentation about business agility after bringing this topic up at a local agile coach camp.
My topic at coach camp was “Focus on Success over ‘Being Agile‘” and I remember more or less being accused of not understanding agile. At the time I was working as a Scrum Master on a delivery team (soon afterwards I became their Product Owner), and my background is as a web-developer.
I think far too many agile coaches get wrapped up in trying to outsmart each other instead of focusing on delivery. I’ve had long nights as a team member, I’ve been in the office at 4am doing deployments, I’ve worked weekends, and sometimes that’s part of the job when you deliver stuff.
Anyway, I thought I’d write a small follow-up to the post I wrote for Luis’ site so have a read and now that business agility is all the rage nowadays, what do you think?
Have agile coaches lost their focus on delivery and instead focus on finding or building models to help people make sense of their environment?