When I set out to practice and preach Agile methods, the world looked rosy to me. A team built on qualities that are human made much more sense than a team kept together by command and control. A team where everybody valued each other's individuality and uniqueness yet functioned toward one goal in an orderly manner seemed possible.
But at the runway, I realized I didn't have any wings. Why? Because stakeholders were yet to come out of the comfort zone of spreadsheets, where command and control made a lot of sense.