Saturday, May 30, 2009


Do enterprises really embrace change?

Is all change good?

Are you a fan of Scrum, Extreme Programming, CMMi, ITIL or other hot enterprise trend? Have you ever considered why mediocrity is the norm and why a best practice never really feels best? Do you consider change good but always end up with the wrong kind?

Large organizations are inherently conservative. There are multiple forces in place to prevent change. And when change is adopted, it usually ends up getting bunches of familiar things bolted onto it in order to raise the comfort level of those being encouraged to accept it, thus diluting or reversing its value, so it fails, so the people who resisted then have that as an arrow in their quiver to oppose whatever the next change that comes along is.

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