Be intentional about your mindset

 

Your team or organization wants to be agile. But what does that mean? How to fit agile concepts to your unique context? What needs to change? What should people buy in to? How can you tell that the mindset has changed?

 

Too many organizations and leaders answer these questions on a tactical level. They think in terms of frameworks, processes, “best practices,” roles, tools, and artifacts, and do little to change mindset. They find themselves going through the motions of some Checklist Agile, with little improvement to business outcomes.

 

The most critical part of Agile is its mindset, and our experience shows that being intentional and explicit about mindset leads to better outcomes.

 

Save yourself considerable grief and misalignment. Download this printable poster and follow its process for determining mindset and appropriate methods. Use it for your upcoming initiative, in leadership discussions, kickoffs, and continuous improvement.

 

Want much deeper (yet accessible) explanations of the mindset and how to live it? Check out Gil’s book “The Agile Mind-Set“.

 

Just starting out with Agile? For extra guidance on taking a mindset-driven journey, read Gil’s third book, “Agile for Non-Software Teams” (even if you develop software).

 

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