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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 7. The mindset of an agile leader

The mindset of an agile leader

A few months ago, Greg was contacted by a friend with a problem. The friend had let a compliance project slip through the cracks. The compliance deadline was year-end, which was a mere five weeks away. Failure to comply could mean serious governmental repercussions. Greg's friend asked for help in creating an agile team and doing an agile project in the following 5 weeks.

This would be a great time for us to tout how agile came in and saved the day, but that would be a lie. Greg did help his friend prioritize his work and make the deadline, and they did follow some agile principles along the way, but they ...

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