Badass Agile

Badass Agile


Episode 58 - Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

July 15, 2018
Agility is surrounded with the expectation that things will happen quickly - teams will ramp up fast, agility will spread quickly and easily, and projects will immediately start delivering value faster.   What’s the right mindset to have about speed in Agile practice?



  • As the saying goes, you have so slow down before you can speed up.

  • If you slow down and execute with precision and quality, you will be - and appear - faster than if you hurry through things and create more mistakes

  • Teams need to learn to practice fundamentals to perfection and THEN speed up

  • This mindset also helps ease the panic and overwhelm of getting started, which trips up a lot of new teams, because the prevailing attitude is one of Doing What We Can and Improving As We Learn.