Planning is everything, the plan is nothing” – Dwight Eisenhower

This is what I’ve just read in the Information area of a podcast I’m going to listen to: Know the Audience .

I’m not yet listened to it, but I love what they write (I feel involved as I’m in this sea everyday):

One of the critical success factors for introducing Lean-Agile software development into an organization is to be prepared. To understand who you are going to be working with: their motivations, experiences in development, world view, and their focus in development efforts [PierG: and much more]

The only thing I don’t agree in this paragraph is that “this is a critical success factor for Lean-Agile software development”: I do think this is a critical success factor ALWAYS!