Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …
No single team member is more important to a successful Agile transformation than the executives, sponsors and senior leaders. While they are unlikely to be creating user stories or busying themselves calculating velocity, it is leadership that will either set the team and organization on the correct path or knock it off course. This kind of deleterious leadership is almost never done on purpose, and usually isn’t the cause of any direct action. Rather, when the leadership doesn’t change their own outlook and expectations, then the organization has no ability to change, either.
The shift to Agile takes more than just adding iterative development and user stories on top of the