Chapter 1 — Why Troublemakers Are Imperative to Progress

“Bring the troublemaker.

Before every sprint we ask; who might cause trouble if he or she isn’t included? We don’t mean people that just argue for the sake of arguing. We mean that smart person who has strong contrary opinions, and whom you might be slightly uncomfortable with including in your sprints.

Troublemakers see problems differently from everyone else. Their crazy idea about solving the problem might just be right. And even if it’s wrong, the presence of a dissenting view will push everyone else to do better work.”

If you go back to somewhere between 1856–1950, George Bernard Shaw said;

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Image thanks to Baher Khairy on Unsplash

All progress begins with the truth.” — Dan Sullivan

Project and construction managers are usually {I’m going to say 90% of the time} the reasonable man that adapts to the constraints placed on them.

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Troublemaker Coach

Troublemaker Coach

Back when I went to School the Teachers had a name for me… Troublemaker. Turns out though out in the real world being a Troublemaker is my biggest advantage!