Being Agile or Doing Agile, with Tom Mellor

by | Jul 16, 2018 | Uncategorized |

The ever-controversial Tom Mellor discusses the differences between ‘Being Agile’ and ‘Doing Agile.’ Tom talks quite a bit about Frederic Laloux’s organizational paradigms (categorized by a color spectrum), and gets us started down a road that leads to differences in what we are taught about the basic elements of Scrum – or at least what we thought we were taught.

Tom also qualifies and stands by his statement “I think the ScrumMaster was the worst thing ever created in Scrum” by answering the question “If you don’t have a ScrumMaster, how do you expect [a new Scrum Team] to become a team that practices Scrum?” — You have to listen to get his answer

Tom mentions these notable people and their works:
Jason Little – Lean Change Management
Frederic Laloux – Reinventing Organizations
Gil Broza – The Human Side of Agile
Dan Mezick
Tom Wujec’s – Marshmallow Challenge
Gordon Mackenzie – Orbiting the Giant Hairball
Kimball Fisher – Leading Self-directed Work Teams