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 ====== Why Is Agile So Hard - The Backward Bicycle? ====== ====== Why Is Agile So Hard - The Backward Bicycle? ======
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 One of my favorite quotes about an agile transformation is "If you think Scrum (/ Agile / SAFe) is easy, just try it". I have no idea who said it first, but it captures a lot. Done right, the move to agile will make visible all the problems you currently have, and then gives you a couple of weeks to make progress on them. While this is all going on there are subtle shifts in the thinking process that you have, which adds to the confusion (for more see [[:​what_are_the_changes_in_culture_that_need_to_happen_with_agile|What Are The Changes in Culture That Need To Happen with Agile?]]) One of my favorite quotes about an agile transformation is "If you think Scrum (/ Agile / SAFe) is easy, just try it". I have no idea who said it first, but it captures a lot. Done right, the move to agile will make visible all the problems you currently have, and then gives you a couple of weeks to make progress on them. While this is all going on there are subtle shifts in the thinking process that you have, which adds to the confusion (for more see [[:​what_are_the_changes_in_culture_that_need_to_happen_with_agile|What Are The Changes in Culture That Need To Happen with Agile?]])
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 This is what I got out of the video - what else did you learn? This is what I got out of the video - what else did you learn?
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 +====== Additional Learning ======
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 +I've been an agile coach for a while and have used the video of the backward bicycle a lot to help people understand the mind shift required. Intellectually I understood the lesson. But one day we actually got one of these bikes and we were able to try it. 
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 +And what I learned really surprised me. What I learned was that while I intellectually understood the message I really did not think it applied to me. In my heart of hearts I expected to actually be able to ride the bike. When I climbed on, it was amazing to me how I reacted - I just am amazed that I am unable to do anything with the bike.
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 +To emphasize, knowledge really does not equal understanding.
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