Agile Transformation : Managing the Devout and the Doubters
You are leading an Agile transformation. There will be some people who resist, who doubt, and you’ll need to care for them. There will also be some people who are very supportive—perhaps too supportive. They will need some attention too, or they can actually damage efforts to mature your organization’s transformation. As part of the leadership team in an organizational transformation effort, you are a pragmatic prophet. There are truths and principles to get across to your people, but also, there is reality and pragmatic considerations to manage. While the principles should hold fast, the practices can bend – and should. Those who doubt may challenge both principles and practices. That’s obvious. But those who are too supportive may become disillusioned if the pragmatics require practices to bend from what they’ve learned as the “straight and narrow”. Your staff are good people, or they wouldn’t be on your team. This presentation will provide some guidance in identifying both the doubtful and the enthusiastic, and provide techniques for bringing both to a supportive, mature position within the transformation journey.