I absolutely love the Broadway musical “Wicked.” So when my trivia team had a question about Wicked last week, it gave me a great idea for another installment of agile parodies. This time, I chose “Popular,” my favorite Galinda song in the musical where Galinda volunteers to make Elphaba popular. Like Galinda can make people more popular, we here are Seilevel can make people and companies more agile. Without further ado, I give you “Agile!”
Sung to the tune of “Popular” from Wicked
Whenever I see someone more waterfall than I,
and let’s face it, who isn’t, more waterfall than I,
my tender brain tends to start to bleed.
And when someone needs a transition, I simply have to mentor them,
I know, I know, exactly what they need.
And even in your case, though it’s the toughest case I’ve yet to face.
Don’t worry, I’m determined to succeed.
Follow my team and yes, indeed,
You will be
You’re gonna be agile,
I’ll teach the proper terms when you talk to teams,
Little ways to test and code, ooh!
I’ll show you what things to fund
How to start a sprint
Everything that really counts
To be agile!
I’ll help you be agile!
You’ll hang with the right Pos,
You’ll be good at scrum,
Know the agile manifesto,
So let’s start, cause you’ve got an awfully long way to go….
Don’t be offended by my scrum analysis,
Think of it as methodology dialysis.
Now that I’ve chosen to become a pal, a
Mentor and advisor, there’s nobody wiser,
Not when it comes to agile!
I know about agile!
And with a coach from me, to be who you’ll be,
instead of weary waterfall,
There’s nothing that can stop you from becoming agile- er!
La-la-la-la, We’re going make you agile!
When I see those process projects,
Going crazy over budget,
I remind them on their own behalf,
To think of,
Celebrated CEOs and
Especially visionary leaders,
Did they have stage gate projects?
Don’t make me laugh!
They were agile! Please-
It’s all about agile!
It’s not that the phases are green,
It’s the software you need.
So it’s very shrewd to be
Very very agile,
And though you protest, your largeness
I know with certainty,
You’re surely gonna make it,
With your new agility- ah!
You’ll be agile, just not quite as agile, as me!!!