So, a few lessons I’ve learned along the (hard) way:
- The best way to achieve your goal is to start with the right people
A critique of a blind faith in Agile. Often Agile seems to be praised like communism in the past: if it doesn’t work, then it must have been faulty execution and people.
As for the learning quoted above, it’s amazing how much good people can achieve in hostile and bureaucratic environments. Certainly more than bad people equipped with a perfect methodology.