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Submission + - What is the best way to deal with a team unwilling to do Agile 1

An anonymous reader writes: I recently started a new job as a developer (non-lead) at a decently well-known software shop that has massive, worldwide corporation as a client. Most work for this client before I joined was a very disorganized form of Waterfall, and now the client is cracking the whip and has demanded that we all convert over to Agile (scrum). I am one of two people on my team that have experience with Agile, and although it's not my job, I've tried to lead the effort in establishing scrum roles, meetings, and backlogs, but have been thwarted at every step by managers on my side and the client side that don't seem to know or care about learning what they're doing, nor any real oversight from top managers that things are a complete disaster. I don't want to give up and search for another job, but I hate the disorganization and chaos that everyday brings. Should I move on or try to fight the good fight?
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What is the best way to deal with a team unwilling to do Agile

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  • Its been my experience if management is not willing or able to learn, improve and support the improvement of the processes, it won't happen no matter how much you try. It's up to you to decide to stay and live with the mess, stay and keep fighting for change, or move on. Personally, I would start looking. I am not the type of person that can build up the network of support that will sway enough of the powers that be to change. You may have more success and if you can, go for it.

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