What a stupid thing to say. It’s the complete opposite of continuous improvement and everything agile stands for.
While running a training course this month with a small team that were dipping their toe into using agile and interested how to take it to the next stage, the team lead turned to me and said “I could leave this course right now and I’d be fine because I already know agile, it’s the rest of the team that need training”. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he then proceeded to openly preach to the team on a few topics which clearly demonstrated he actually knew very little about agile.
So what can we learn from this?
Arrogance is dangerous, not only that but it limits your potential to be a high performing agile team.
And don’t forget scrum masters can be sacked by the team… it’s just another part of continuous improvement.
The only reason a delivery organisation exists is to create amazing products that delight and bring value to customers.
The reason a product exists and how value is derived…
The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) recently published a Cloud Guide for public sector and it’s a great read.