Simply, when a trend is hot, everybody wants a front row seat on the bandwagon. Technology is almost as bad these days. Has anybody seen a cloud-based product lately? How about BI for the masses?
Although a cult favorite satire, the movie stands ripe with business lessons for any successful company. Rather, warnings to heed.
The problem I have witnessed continually over the years stems from the “chrome hammer syndrome” – if a company has invested in perfecting their hammer, then everything becomes the proverbial nail.
Due to the widespread adoption of “being agile”, it is more critical to consider the true meaning when the only evidence is a daily stand-up meeting with the technology team and a lack of any noticeable improvements to deliver higher quality faster.