You might be wondering now- What the <bleep> is Agile Change Management?
Like jargon much?
But bear with me, if you will.
First, let’s define the “Agile” part:
In a nutshell, real Agile is an organization that is obsessively customer focused, self-organizing, and minimally hierarchical.
I like to describe it as an organization that operates with a truly collaborative, rather than competitive, ego-based mentality.
Fake Agile, on the other hand, is an organization that has perhaps received Scrum training, does the motions of Agile ceremonies, but at the deeper behavioral level, is still attached to maintaining egos, titles, and power over others.
It’s an organization that puts itself over the customer and prefers to remain in the status quo, rather than grow through change.
Basically it’s an organization that says it WANTS TO GROW, but is not willing to undergo the change needed to grow.
This is most organizations today – why?
Because this also happens to be most humans’ nature. Change is hard, especially when it is mindset and behavioral change.
Enter agile change management, as a discipline. Agile Change Management is distinct from Agile coaching, as its focus is broader and more holistic than team-level.
It works alongside the Agile Transformation Lead, looking at the organization as a whole and from within, and identifies:
– Where the principles of agile are not being followed
– Who in the organization can be leveraged to further evangelize agile
– How communication and feedback mechanisms between teams and levels can be enhanced
– How team goals tie into business goals
– Where exist the greatest opportunities for growth
It is a role that looks deeply at the “how” rather than the “what.”
In other words, It is a highly strategic role that yet digs deeply into the front lines of the organization, as agile is meant to do.
Think of it as the ‘Agile surgeon’ for your organization!
Does it interest you?
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Goodbye to Fake Agile!