Agile is all about delivering value sooner. It’s a great idea, but teams struggle to actually do it.
I hear a lot of Agilists throwing stones at Agile teams that are not doing “perfect” Agile. Let’s put an end to this, and respect everyone for where they are on their journey.
For years employees have had very little power over their work life. Agile is changing that. Teams can use their collective voice to change the workplace. But they need to seize the opportunity!
Have companies simply recycled old management ideas and called them ‘Agile’? And does it matter what we call it if it’s working?
Sometimes getting teams to try something new can make you feel like Sam I Am. Are you spending more time addressing objections than on the activity itself?
Change Agents have an emotionally taxing job. How can change agent teams provide a respite for themselves?
Metrics are a powerful thing, but as Spiderman knows, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Bad metrics and even good metrics that fall into the wrong hands, can be used in ways that can harm the organization and its people.
“Transformation” is the buzzword of the day. Agile Transformation. Digital Transformation. HR Transformation. But what does “Transformation” really mean?
The Change Management Industry approach is basically summed up as “Get them to want to do it, teach them to do it, reward them for doing it.” Then why does Culture still eat Strategy for lunch? Is all this focus on Change actually working, or are we missing the whole point?
Instead of thinking about the process in the foreground, think of it as a backdrop. It’s there to support you so that you can focus on other things. Allow the process to free you up to focus on what’s really happening with the people.