If We Argue for Our Limitations We Will Get Them

March 21, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

If we argue for our limitations we will certainly get them. While mastery may be difficult, competency should not be. Yet we seem to accept the difficulty of achieving competency without asking if the way we are approaching the problem is causing this.

People need specific solutions to their problems. A general framework will only work if people are also give then specifics of what they need. Providing certification with the label “mastery” in it and admitting you won’t get to mastery from it is an odd kind of honesty.

People should only get training from those who can demonstrate they are providing a sufficient amount of experience to get started. Two days of classroom training are insufficient. An organization that requires their certified instructors to teach things that way is not working in the best interests of their clients.

People need exercises, specifics about their situation, hands on requirements analysis of their own work and a support structure for when you run into challenges. Anything short of that you should expect difficulty.

 

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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