Another management/leadership conference under my belt, and another set of speakers from the field of IT, all preaching about Agile. Literally, every single IT related presentation irrespective of topic appears to mention Agile is someway.
More and more often, when I hear about Agile at conferences, I think to myself: Old News! But is it? It seems to me like I’ve been doing agile projects all my life, but looking at my CV that is clearly not the case. So where the feeling of old news?
The answer is in sport. In my case American football. I’ve been playing the sport since I was 14 years old, and after fiishing my playing career, coaching was the next natural step. Over 25 years of experience in an absolutely agile environment, I think that is quite a wealth of experience.
Before you click away from this article, because “sport is not your thing”, or “it’s got nothing to do with IT or project management”, DON’T! The analogy is clear, and instead of reading the same old books, listening to the same agile coaches, step outside the industry. You might just learn something new.