Dontcha just hate this phrase. Whilst discussing how we plan to attack a fairly large Agile project one of our experienced CSM’s, who happened to disagree with some suggestions I made – something I applaud and appreciate – used this phrase in a controlling way – as in ‘No, no, no you have to do it this way’.
Of course I asked politely that he didn’t do that again to me and reminded him we should be collaborating and this phrase is such a forceful and negative one to use. (Meanwhile I’m quite nervous now about our team possibly being subjected to the same – we really need them to be cajoled and encouraged to deliver this)
As it’s the end of my first week at this gig I can only hope I didn’t push it too far too soon 🙂