Dear Jean-François,

Success before commitment...the chicken and the egg. I am reminded of this quandary when people say, "We have been talking about colocating for about a year now and people just don't see what they'd get out of it, so we're still in our cubicles." 

Of course you don't see what you're going to get out of it until you DO IT. People need to commit, at least to an experinemt for a sprint or two, to see the benefits for themselves. Standing back demanding to know what success is guaranteed to occur before we try is a sure way to keep the cube walls up. (And many other walls up, some thicker and taller than cube walls)

This is true about anything in agile: It's only an experiment, and we will inspect the results.


New agile coach stories to share:Jean-François Jagodzinski tells us how he uses the High Performance Tree (in French!)
Thanks for sharing, Jean-François.