Neither...... it is the people that matters : )Neither Scrum, XP, Kanban etc going to build any great IT/app dev organization. Nor, J2EE, RubyonRails etc.. Always there will be new processes and technologies. But what matters most is the folks you have. Are you hiring the right people? Are you taking care of your existing folks by focusing on their professional development, giving them growth opportunities, challenging work etc.? Are you understanding their personal goals and aspirations and supporting it? Are you creating an environment for everybody to grow? Are you creating an environment where folks can try new things without fear of failure? Are you managing out folks who are not doing well and are a burden on the team? If you are saying yes to all of these, then I think your organization is on the path to greatness. Then the folks will make the organization great...technology or process doesn't matter at all...Agree or disagree?
I will be speaking at Agile NCR 2010 this weekend. If you are in and around Delhi/Gurgaon region this looks like a great event to meet and hear from other agile enthusiasts. http://www.agileindia.org/agilencr2010Here is the abstract of my talk:Agile 2.0 - Our Road to MasteryAn experience report on how to sustain a successful agile adoption and take the road to mastery in agile. Similar to other IT organizations we faced the challenge of keeping the momentum going after successfully rolling out agile. Some of the questions we faced were... how can we take the organization to next level in agile maturity? how can we make our good teams great? who should run it?This report shares some successful change strategies, some failed approaches, and finally how we leveraged human passion to run the change process.
Apologies for not blogging for the last few months. It has been a crazy few months as I took up a new role in India. Now that things have settled down a bit, I plan to blog more. Keep watching this space : )thanks