I always go back to this in almost everything I do.
As a CEO of DragonsArm, a trainer, and when I’m not doing any of that, I’m acting as the Principal Consultant for DevOps in a great government organisation, Stats NZ (it keeps me real), I refer to the Gartner Hype Cycle.
It’s not the Peak of Inflated Expectations that we are after
When I first came across this in my studies, it referred to the introduction of new technology.
These days I refer to this in my Agile Coaching. It helps me to understand some of the frustrating challenges of implementing change, especially in a government organisation.
It’s the long-term Plateau of Productivity
It’s not the Peak of Inflated Expectations that we are after. We have to keep up the positive attitude and work through the Trough of Disillusionment.
It’s the long-term Plateau of Productivity that we are all heading towards. This chart works on so many things in life for me. I hope it helps you as well.