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Toward Enterprise Agility

WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE

 

Architecture

Tight coupling   to    SOA, Web Services

 

Testing

Downstream testing   to    concurrent testing

 

From an Organization / Culture of Fear

Absence of Trust

Fear of Conflict

Lack of Commitment

Avoidance of Accountability

Inattention to Results

Sequential Thinking

Command and Control

Denial of Physical Laws

P.Lencioni, K. Schwaber

 

To a culture that encourages

Self-organization

Servant leadership

Controlled chaos

Light-touch management

 

IMPACTS

Change, Unpredictability, Complexity

Culture Shock

Difficulty Shedding Beliefs That Used to Make You Feel Safe

Conflict, Staff Turnover, Job Re-Alignments

Management has a New Responsibility = Servant-Leadership

 

CULTURE CHANGES

Eliminate…

Top down hierarchical / technical-management / directive approach

Insistence on control and traditional status reporting

Allow…

Teams to self-organize, self-manage and self-achieve objectives

Accept…

That management’s job is to remove roadblocks, not to control

Embrace…

     Commitment, Focus, Trust, Openness, Respect, Courage, Simplicity

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