Category Archives: Agile Quotes

Fail Fast & Early

tom_kelley

Many people live in fear of failure.

But what they fail to realise is that failure comes before learning; even in the dictionary.

That’s because learning tends to happen when we step outside our current comfort zone and move from the known to the unknown. And in the process, we’re likely to get things wrong before we get them right.

Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What Can Be Done the Day After

mark_twain

A fundamental truth in life is that there’ll always be more to do than we’ll have time or money to do.

Always!

And although projects are (arguably) a part of life, some Project Managers/Customers/Clients still believe they can defy this fundamental truth by introducing Agile – and then using it as an excuse to make unrealistic demands from delivery teams/suppliers.

However, the goal of Agile is not to deliver everything that the customer wants…

A Good Plan Is Better Than a Perfect One

george_01

In an ideal world, things would always go to plan – but since we don’t live in an ideal world, they don’t; hence why the best-laid plans of project managers often go awry.

More often than not, detailed plans laid out on neat charts projecting months (even years) into the future, tend to describe a fictional reality; and perfect plans tend to describe fictional realities perfectly. Because no matter how much time, effort and care goes into planning a project, sooner or later, something’s likely to deviate from the plan.