I shudder to think of the newly trained ScrumMasters or Product Owners that return from their courses to label their fellow coworkers as chickens or pigs. How is that in any way going to help foster adoption? You can try to dismiss the scenario, and I’ve listened to CST’s reason through how their trainees could never be that dense. I’ve heard the argument “Well we only use it as an introduction…” however I’m growing tired of us introducing the framework using a joke.
I couldn't agree more. The main problem I've have with the "chicken and pigs" joke is that the developers (pigs) have to die, according to the joke. Agile development is great for many teams but it's not supposed to be fatal. Let's all stop using the joke as an analogy.