I've been quiet recently, but busy. Last spring I moved from the consulting world back into "regular" employment where I manage a couple of product teams and internally consult on iterative software development and agile approaches. Since starting here I have run across a number of "Process Smells" that I encountered in my coaching/consulting days that are begging to be written down. So here I go.
Process Smells are those little and big things that get in the way of achieving your goals. The "Smells" name comes from Martin Fowler's reference to "Code Smells" in his book Refactoring. It seems to be a great metaphor since often times you know something is wrong, you just can't put your finger on it. It just smells wrong.
Most of my smells will be related to transforming a team to an agile approach as well as keeping a team agile.