Can you buy Agility in a box? Yes, you can. SAFe (Scaled Agile Frameworks) is a prime example of an off the shelf ‘Agile‘ solution. How much money should you invest trying to make that work? How many times do you have to keep trying to make that work?
Should you buy Agility in a box? In my opinion, no, you shouldn’t.
At XAgility, we encourage our clients to invite people to explore Agile and its associated benefits rather than imposing an Agile ‘solution’ on them.
In our experience, when you buy Agile in a box, you are forcing people to adopt a framework, a set of mechanical processes, and tools that can become a trojan horse and create all kinds of problems, dysfunctions, and disruptions to individuals and teams.
I don’t believe that you can authentically and sustainably buy ‘Agility in a box’. You simply need to invest in the long, hard road of transformation that is authentic and sustainable for your own unique application and environment.
There are lots of ways to go about this. Lots of frameworks and key processes that have proven successful in the past. There are also a lot of keynote speakers and thought leaders out there, each evangelising their own recommended path to Agility.
I help people make sense of all these different bodies of knowledge and expertise. I help provide insight, context, and recommendations that allow executives and leadership teams to identify the opportunities most relevant to them, and help them define a roadmap to Agility that is authentic, sustainable and actionable.
I have a podcast called XAgility supporting this as well as an e-learning platform that provides insights and recommendations for executives and leadership teams exploring Agile.
Don’t buy Agility in a box. There are pragmatic, actionable ways of achieving Agility and I am here to help you make sense of your options.
If you would like to explore training options for executives and leadership, visit our Executive Agility Leadership Training page.
If you are looking for an Executive Coach to help you define and execute a roadmap to Agility, visit our Executive Agility Coaching page.
If you are looking for a deeply experience Agility consultant that can help executives and leadership teams create a proven roadmap to Agility, visit our Executive Agility Consulting page.
#agile #agileleadership #leadership #executiveagility #agility #scrum #agilecoach