Quotes to 'Agile' by

July 6, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway
I think understanding and living consistently with the following quotes can have a positive impact on any transformation.  Please add new ones in the comments:
 
Edwards Deming
  •  People are already doing their best, the problems are with the system.
  •  It is not enough that management commit themselves to quality and productivity, they must know what it is they must do.
  •  Only management can change the System (my comment - sometimes the change is to make it so people can organize in an effective way)
 
Schopenhauer
  •  The task is, not so much to see what no one has seen yet; but to think what nobody has thought yet, about what everybody sees.
  •  All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
 
Eli Goldratt
  • "Often reducing batch size is all it takes to bring a system back into control" (my comment - sometimes our gains are more due to decreasing batch size than anything else we do).
 
Peter Drucker 
  • "There Is Surely Nothing Quite So Useless as Doing with Great Efficiency What Should Not Be Done At All"
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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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