Imagine you are a manager of a support department. A manager leading 10-30 people. It is a collection of functions. Your biggest frustration? Definitely the fact that you have no control over the priorities of your department.
Change is always hard. But not changing, will be harder in the end. Although you should think big, it sometimes starts with small steps…
An important driver for organizations to become an agile organization is the need to cope with fast changing external circumstances. This can be anything like new technology, new eco-platforms, new legislation, new competitor products etcetera. This implies that innovation is a key element in the strategy.
Marcel Riemersma and Vincent Snijder were interviewed about the agile transformation at Royal BAM Group. The interviewers were Roderick and Bart of TeamForge. Roderick Göttgens is former interim manager with a focus on organizational- and team development. Bart is Officer in the Dutch army.
What the VUCA. Traditionally, organizations are often depicted as a pyramid. This then stands for a solid organization, powerful, stable, safe, robust. But are those still the ultimate characteristics that will make an organisation survive and thrive these days?
Now that the whole world is fighting against the impact of the COVID-19 virus, it is our professional assumption that organisations that are becoming quite mature in their continuous agile journey are better equipped to survive the crisis. Let me further elaborate.
Agility is a strategic asset, a philosophy that could really take leadership forward. It helps organizations to continue serving their purpose. Here’s some examples that show why organizational agility is important. Are you a rabbit or a leopard?
Delivering business value is often seen as the holy grail for agile teams or agile organisations. Although true in itself but if the price for fixation on business value is that prioritisation for Life Cycle Management pays the price for that, you are putting your organisation at risk.
Valentine’s Day, every year it keeps many people busy. A large imaginary pink cloud is pouring out across the world for a euphoric peak around the thought that love overcomes everything.
Slowely organizations are moving toward an agile setting. In these organizations agile is not a hype anymore, but it is becoming a way of ‘living’.
Staying relevant these days to fulfill your purpose as a company is a hell of a job. Societal and digital influences are forcing companies to constantly change according to customer needs and external threats.
In my previous blog I was looking for features and conditions to sparkle in Agile Teams. In this blog I investigate to what extent a Growth Mindset contributes to this. To finally summarize it all with wise words from Pippi Longstocking …