I recently delivered my ‘Introduction to Agile’ presentation to a client that is in the process of transforming from a very structured SDLC / Waterfall model to Agile, specifically Scrum.
The presentation is deliberately short; it is intended to spark conversations and questions rather than a detailed workshop on agile practices and processes.
The company in question has had some challenges in transitioning to agile, which is why I got a call to come in and help. I often use the introduction presentation as a tool to explore where there may be challenges. It has the extraordinary effect of opening people up, revealing numerous avenues to be explored.
On this occasion, one of the comments that came up completely took me by surprise.