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I’m an Agilephile: Contagious or Nauseating?

I’ve been told my enthusiasm for Agile is contagious. I assume that some may find it nauseating.  Yes, I am a tried and true Agilephile!

After 16 years in the project management profession, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.  Such is the case with any career I suppose … however, not me, not now!  I’m actually more passionate about project management now than I’ve ever been and much of that is due to Agile.  Embracing Agile has really been invigorating to me.  Right now, I’m having the time of my work-life helping the IT organization at Valpak with their Agile transformation.

I see it this way … An Agile revolution is taking place across the world. Agile project management is like the lead singer in the rock band. Traditional project management is like waiting in line at the DMV.  The PMBOK has always been like a set of rules to be followed.  With Agile, it’s all about values and principles.  Almost like a religion, people can become spiritual about Agile by embracing the values and principles and even apply them to traditional projects.

So, maybe I’m contagious to some and nauseating to others.  I’m an Agilephile!