I just had yet another meeting with executives in the middle of an agile adoption who felt their project managers were fighting for their individual PM projects (and PM’s were compensated to do so), but the execs knew that the individual projects weren’t equally important.
That Was Then
This Is Now
- Confusion, since the role changed and approximately half the previous workload is gone for project managers and managers
- Reverting to previous behavior, since managers weren’t trained as part of the agile roll-out
- People defending their non-Scrum roles and positions and fighting the change (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs)