The nature of the work that people currently do, the goals of their appraisals and the attitude of those who appraise them will heavily influence their desire to adopt new practices and behaviours.
How do we blend Seth Godin’s ideavirus, Gladwell’s Tipping Point agents (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tipping_Point_(book)), diffusion of innovation and the Hype Cycle into something that can make some sense to ourselves and others about understanding adoption, its relevance and resistance?
Ideas on a postcard.
In my new role as a Scrum Master, there are some fun things happening. One of which is that we are trying to move the team from a world of Agile ‘theatre’ to living and working the Agile principles.
Yes, there are technical limitations too – but people use technology so all the CI in the world is no good unless people understand the work and design it Agile to enter the CI sausage machine… (IMHO)