Too Much Talk About Methods

I believe there’s too much talk about methods, and too little about how they are introduced. Methods can be very helpful, especially when used mindfully. What does that mean? To me, using a method mindfully implies, among other things, introducing it in the right way. The right way for me is with minimal hype and maximum participation of all involved. We believe in what we co-create and co-discover.

Have you been force-fed a way of working? What was that like for you?

Author: Tobias Fors

I'm a software management consultant. I help other people succeed with software development. In my work, I help teams and organizations be more effective and ship software.

3 thoughts on “Too Much Talk About Methods”

  1. “Execution must shape strategy”, as Bossidy & Charan once wrote. I believe the method must be selected based on how we intend to introduce and implement it in the team/organization. Methods can’t be allowed to blind the team from what really matters: the goals, the work, having fun.

  2. Hi Erik! Thanks for taking the time to comment. You write: “I believe the method must be selected based on how we intend to introduce and implement it”. I’m not certain I understand the implications of this. Maybe you can give an example, or otherwise elaborate?

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