I was reading this interesting post on ‘The Practice of Leadership’ blog: it talks about why CEOs are usually fired.

  1. Mismanaging change (31%)
  2. Ignoring customers (28%)
  3. Tolerating low performers (27%)
  4. Denying reality (23%)
  5. Too much talk, not enough action (22%)

Two interesting aspects, in my opinion.

One is that no one of these words are used: budget, revenue, money, sales, results …

Second is that agile values + principles have their focus MAINLY on solving those problems:

  1. Mismanaging change -> 🙂
  2. Ignoring customers -> customer collaboration (over contract negotiation)
  3. Tolerating low performers -> continuous attention to technical excellence
  4. Denying reality -> responding to change (over following a plan)
  5. Too much talk, not enough action -> Working software (over comprehensive documentation)

Amazing ….

PierG

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