Mike Griffiths has a fantastic three part blog series on how to adopt agile methods in an organization. As can be expected, there is a lot of emphasis on managing change in the organisation (the number one stumbling block in my experience)
- Part 1: Why, Who, What, When, Where
- Part 2: Why change is difficult, why people naturally resist change, and when people do accept changes
- Part 3: A change framework to effectively implement agile methods
Through the three parts, he points out 16 mistakes that are often made while implementing a change program for agile adoption. These include mistakes like Mistake #8: Underestimating the resistance to change, Mistake #9: Think people will want to adopt agile because it is better and Mistake #14: Not explaining that things will feel uncomfortable to begin with.
If you are leading the change effort for agile adoption in your organisation, then you owe it to yourself to check out the posts.