I love these 2 cartoons as they really do capture the pivotal difference between a “waterfall” mindset and an agile mindset so succinctly. Read more:
- Waterfall vs Agile/Sprints/Scrum – Pivoting to the future of Agile-Teamwork
- Marshmallows Reveal Secrets of Agile Teamwork vs Waterfall Teamwork
- Fail Early, Fail Small, Fail Often
“Waterfall” executives believe they can do something complex without experiencing failure, and they create a “waterfall” plan as a feel good pretense embedding the implicit mantra of “fail never”.
Agile executives adopt the 180 degree opposite mindset that we can’t do anything complex without experiencing failure, so let’s get on with it, embedding the mantra of fail-early, fail-small, fail-often. In so doing, we will emerge into success much bigger, better, faster, cheaper.