Overcoming Agile misconceptions and bad reputation
October 8th 2019 14:00 - 14:20
Agile nowadays might mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. You might ask 10 times what it is, and get 10 different answers. Because of that, enabling teams to be more agile becomes even more difficult. Different perceptions, different problems and lack of understanding of what Agile really is significantly contributes to misconceptions.
At Red Hat, in one of our internal Agile meetups in Brno, Czech Republic, we asked people the question - why Agile is taken negatively here? - and we received some interesting responses that you might have seen before as well. "Too many meetings", "This is all too complex", "Agile is micromanagement" and a few more!
Their perception of Agile makes it get a bad reputation. And how could we change or influence people’s perception to see the positive side of Agile?
I want to show how we are working with teams (Agile and non-Agile) that work with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and trying to change these Agile misconceptions. Not an easy task in an Open Organization such as Red Hat.