This may flow on from the Married With Children podcast, but definitely falls in FTW category.
There are reasons we are with the people we are with. I am pretty blessed by my partner, but today she took it to the next level.
We were having a chat about agile with in work practice. This isn’t abnormal for us, whilst not a developer, we do share interests. People, process and how thing work well definitely fall within the scope of discussion.
She turned to me and asked, “You see scrum and the agile stuff, like Kanban, in your world with software, but I haven’t seen it anywhere else. Wouldn’t it work in all sorts of other business settings?” Immediately followed by, “I can see how this would work so well in small businesses with nothing to do with software.”
Very cool. Well, we had a really fun chat, and she asked a great question that I don’t have a great answer for:
I can see that one of the biggest challenges for agile to get into the small business space is owners who are stuck in their ways. How do you use something like agile when the person at the top wants to either micromanage or do things “the way we’ve always done it” even if it isn’t working?
Brilliant question! So how would you answer that one?