Fail and Learn

Fail and Learn

Letting people make mistakes teach people a lot in exploring better ways. Doing the reverse action will cause people to make effort on hiding the mistakes rather than trying to become better.

The most obvious case I have seen in enterprises is the role of managers: Managers usually pushes people not to make mistakes by using their power, the source of which is the processes, plans and policies behind. That causes a lack of feedback because making mistake is known as something “all wrong” although it may contain lessons in it. That’s why people hide problems or try to put themselves in a position that they never make mistakes.

Furthermore they intent to show themselves as “perfect”(Describe perfect as accomplishing a task as written in the process or plan.). If an individual defines her/himself as ‘perfect’, that individual will not try to become better, since that’s the end point. The feeling of perfection would lead Kaizen culture to be lost or never dissolve. Enterprises and individuals better embrace and tolerate self mistakes and let people find solutions by their own. That would make better decisions to occur and improve the goal achievement.

Ahmet is a consultant and trainer helping organisations through their Agile transformations. He helps organisations adapt Scrum and other Agile processes in the right way by teaching the fundamentals to all levels in the organisations, coaching teams and designing the organisational principles-practices-tools for enterprise Agility.
Contributing to and leading over 20 organisational Agile transformation projects in small to large scale enterprises and coaching over 200 Agile Teams, Ahmet’s expertise on management and framework design directed him to create high quality solutions and best practices within the fundamental principles of Agile processes. He has been coaching and consulting companies with a combination of extensive know-how and experience on both the process and practices side of Agile. Ahmet is also the Co-founder of the Agile association in his local market and in Middle East.



Ahmet Akdağ