Is it the framework you pick? Is it the tools you use? Is it how many teams dutifully exercise their sprints?
I often see significant focus on choosing a scaling framework, teaching people how to do method xyz and picking “agile” tools. 🤔🤨🧐
But that is only a tiny percentage of what helps a company to become truly agile!
What is much more important than all the above, is how you view and treat other human beings! 🙌
As long as you…
😡 squeeze your employees into job descriptions,
😡 punish them for failure,
😡 force processes onto them to check quality,
😡 tell them how to work,
😡 not let them talk to the customer or see all business data,
…you’re essentially treating them as incapable & lazy human beings.
A key ingredient for agility is:
⭐️⭐️ Treat your employees (including managers) as adults!
👉 Always assume positive intent (API), even if they made mistakes or underdelivered
👉 Trust them
👉 Understand that intrinsic motivation is the force
👉 Let them decide how to work and what to work on
👉 Give them a vision, give them all they need to do their work, and then get the heck out of the way
That change in how a company culture views human beings is more decisive for the success of an agile transformation than any framework or tool could ever be.