Mike Griffiths has in his blog, Leading Answers, written the article Introducing Agile Methods: Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1. The first in a series of three articles describing how to introduce agile methods into organizations (and how not to). Well worth reading!
It all comes down to handling changes. It basically takes three things to implement a change, and all three are needed:
- Awareness – you have to be aware that the change is needed
- Will – you must want to implement the change
- Action – last but not least you must actually do the change
It’s like starting a fire, where you also need all three of oxygen, heat and fuel.