When the coronavirus pandemic erupted, you had to change. As a result, doing business-as-usual has changed, as a result. In addition to those changes, you need your decision-making to be data-based and timely. Are you ready to promote agile methods as the foundation for your innovative cultural change?
Innovation is crucial in our highly competitive global environment. The only way your Agile innovation has a chance to succeed is if your culture empowers your employees. Having your processes, communication flows, and tools that characterize your digital workplace will be essential in bringing Agile to your entire organization.
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Less Structure Does Not Mean Less Accountability
It is still your job to ensure that your team can perform for themselves and complete all tasks on time. But the advantage of working with an Agile Team is that your focus is on relationships and your team, not just following the process.
o Establish your clear team process and define the role of each team member.
o Encourage your employees to test new ideas.
o Invest insufficient resources for multiple agile teams and hire the right people to staff your teams.
o Create an incentive system that aligns each employee’s performance evaluation and compensation, so your teams know you have planned compensation.
o Adopt Agile for yourself and your direct reports, besides just Team leaders.
o Optimize top-down agile methodology.
o Integrate your organization’s strategic goals into agile processes for measurement.
o Demand employees take collective responsibility for fixing problems.
o Eliminate projects not identified in your strategic goals.
o Hold daily standup meetings.
o Evaluate your progress.
o Continuously improve your approach.
Make sure you measure what matters to your business. Set objectives at the outset, and ensure your organization and employees are with you every step of the way.
Having one fast, Agile team is helpful, but having many of them across your enterprise, and enabling them with the right structures, processes, and culture makes it possible for the entire system to move forward consistently and effectively.
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