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Manfrit and Frank are two project managers who have supported one another throughout their careers. During a casual lunch, Frank asks Manfrit for advice, noting that he has been struggling to get his team to embrace eXtreme Programming practices. He notes that, after experiencing a few training sessions, the team doesn’t understand the terminology and finds it confusing. What advice should Manfrit supply in this situation?

A Modify the terms so they feel more familiar

Tailoring is often a way to address obstacles and blockers for teams looking to adopt more Agile practices. When Agile terms and language do not fit the organizational norms, one way to overcome it is by modifying the terms so that team members understand and agree to the activities. To be successful, teams should clearly define terms in order to align with the meaning.