As agile coaches we are often asked by companies to give them what they believe are shortcuts to success. They are scared or unwilling to put in the hard work and want a playbook from someone who was successful to be laid out for them to follow in their footsteps. Explaining why this is not something that will work is often seen as a reason to mistrust coaches. They think we aren’t giving them the quick path because we are just in it for the money. I found a way to help me describe this in a way that makes my clients feel more at ease. Everyone can relate to cooking shows about starting off as a home cook (non-agile organization) and what it involves to become a master chef (an agile organization).
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Trendy vs. Work, 2’
Rock Star vs. Teamwork , 2’
Failure vs. safety, 2’
Marathon vs. playbook, 2’
Established vs. startup, 2’
Giving up vs. trying again, 2’
Mise en place vs. making due, 2’
Ri vs. change to suit old ways, 2’
Mentor vs. going it alone, 2
Change vs. status quo, 2’
Remainder of total timebox – Q&A
- Understand why you can’t become an agile organization overnight.
- Understand that it takes hard work at every level of your organization.
- Understand that just because something is popular it doesn’t make it right for your organization.
- Learn to let go of micro-management techniques and trust your co-workers.
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