By Venkatesh Krishnamurthy
I know this is a tricky question if someone asks "What is common between Agile and Fengshui?" . Not an easy answer ah?
Let me give out the answer, both Agile and Fengshui has a lot of believers and followers. The followers have such a tremendous blind faith that they don't question and follow the rituals to the last letter.
For example, I have seen Feng Shui followers setting up Aquariums, buying gold fishes, lighting scented candles to attract wealth/abundance. Whether it works, don't know.
I am seeing the same trend in Agile followers as well. If there are challenges in software delivery, stakeholders are asking the teams to just "practice" Agile and many a times some popular models like Spotify, SAFe or DAD.
Many a times, just ignoring all the noise and just applying some common sense could solve many challenges.
Are you a follower surrounded with too much of noise? Do you think ignoring this noise helps in your context?