Setting: Two business monsters are standing next to each other having a conversation. The monster on the right (Fuzzy) is a fuzzball with eyes and stubby feet. The monster on the left (Shroom) is a big, spotted mushroom with one large eye.
Shroom: “What are you doing?
Fuzzy: [looking at a list] “Grooming the backlog”
Shroom: “That doesn’t seem right. Shouldn’t your team do that?”
Fuzzy: “They take hours to do it!”
3 WEEKS LATER
Fuzzy: [left, ranting to Shroom] “This feature implementation is all wrong. The devs claim it’s because they didn’t have enough context!”
Shroom: [right, while reading] “You saved a lot of time by doing their backlog refinement for them, huh?”
Adapting to new processes can often feel like it’s slowing you down, but meaningful growth doesn’t happen overnight.