Yes! Just like in The Karate Kid … “Wax on. Wax off. Wax on. Wax off.” Also, this is discussed in great detail in Chapter 4 of Lyssa Adkins book “Coaching Agile Teams” which I highly recommend.
I just attended the Agile Open Florida event in St. Petersburg Florida this past Friday and the attendees’ organizations there seemed to be split into three camps:
- Some teams within an organization practicing Agile and the other teams practicing Waterfall.
- Organization just announced or beginning transformation to Agile (2-6 months into it).
- Organizations been practicing Agile for a year or more (at different levels of maturity).
My perception was that the majority of the attendees’ organizations fell into Group 2 and I would like to expose them and others interested to the teachings of Shu-Ha-Ri and the question of its adoption.
Shu-Ha-Ri is a Japanese martial art concept where the term translates roughly to “first learn, then detach and finally transcend”. The definition pulled from Wikipedia follows:
“It is known that, when we learn or train in something, we pass through the stages of shu, ha, and ri. These…
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