Alan Cyment: Another Look at Shu-Ha-Ri
In it, he challenged the use of the Shu-Ha-Ri model or metaphor on a couple of levels –
- Is a martial arts metaphor really the best way to describe the growth dynamics of agile instances?
- Are there really only three phases of agile adoption?
- Often in Shu-Ha-Ri we can revert as well or regress in our learning.
- The notion is that the Coach is a Sensei…and others aren’t?
Alan’s metaphor was much simpler, yet I believe richer.