Jan 28, 2022
This week, Dan Neumann is joined by Andrea Floyd, colleague and principal consultant at AgileThought, to discuss different ways of helping Agile Practices to take root and thrive within organizations.
In this episode, you will find an opportunity to reflect on your Agile Journey, identify the aspects where adjustments can be made, and reinforce the Agile Mindset for it to really take root, become sustainable, and have all the positive impacts possible.
● An Agile Journey needs tune-ups.
○ Taking care of things is action-oriented.
○ Taking a moment to reflect is part of practicing awareness.
● What can impede an Agile Journey to thrive?
○ Not paying attention to accountabilities across the teams. It is important to take a moment to agree on accountabilities.
● How can we create accountabilities when a gap is spotted?
○ Create a space where people can contribute.
○ Our words are important, make sure the words you choose to use are understood. Create a glossary of terms to help with that alignment.
○ Listen and observe the ways people are working together.
● Find the whys behind what is being done.
○ Forecast rather than plan.
● Tune-ups are about inspecting and adapting (and that needs to be visible).
● We don’t succeed without our people.
○ Care for your people and do no harm.
○ Focus on empathy and safety.
○ People are not hired to be a widget in a machine, a safe environment should encourage people to share their experiences and thoughts.
○ Are we incentivizing the right behaviors and the mindsets that support them?
● Business Agility is linked to Influential Leaders.
○ Agile Journeys have more opportunities to succeed if we have engaged leaders.
○ Andrea and Dan talk about the difference between engagement and support.
○ An inspiring leader creates communities to promote Agility.
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“Taking care of things is action-oriented “ — Andrea Floyd
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“Create safety for people to bring their past experiences to grow from them, people are not hired to be a widget in a machine.” — Dan Neumann