Friday, July 23, 2021


Agility enhances three "I" factors: “Interaction, Iteration, and Improvement.”

Welcome to the world of complexity... it only gets more complex, not less. Agility is the ability to create change or adapt rapidly and cost efficiently in response to changes in the environment. 

 Agile provides greater flexibility and it requires great discipline especially at team member level. Great power comes with great reasonability.

Agility does not mean laissez-faire, being agile is a state of mind: It is about embracing change, taking risks, thinking out of the box and practicing the management disciplines with flexibility. Being agile is the mind shift, leverages the wisdom of the masses to scale up and drive success. Agile is better at adapting to changes and ensuring quality, from the highest strategic to the deepest technical levels. You cannot expect a big bang mindset change so you need to start with some initial philosophy and some initial practices that pay off and reinforce, a mindset change is more difficult of a change and involves coaching/training/teaching.

Agility enhances three "I" factors: “Interaction, Iteration, and Improvement”:
The beauty of agile comes in with its incremental nature and use of empiricism to focus on three "I" factors - Interaction, Iteration, and Improvement. "Agility" is a fast, sure response to external stimuli. It is the ability to "pivot" and change direction in response to market pressure, or to create market opportunity. Being real agile takes both discipline and accountability to get things done, with iterative learning-doing continuum, and making continuous improvement. You don't really understand how to work together without some guiding principle and framework. You will be held accountable" is on the face of it, not a bad thing, you have the freedom to do whatever needs to be done, and the responsibility to ensure you do your best to bring about a good outcome.

Agility is a competitive capability to keep us striving in the digital age: It’s important to figure out the “right level” of planning, keep iterating, adjusting, evolving, and working on a rhythm of sustained deliveries. Agility is the strategic mix of standardization and flexibility, targeted at those pressure points where they’re not only needed today but will most likely be needed tomorrow. To put another way, it’s important to get you off the ground and running. In order to survive and thrive amid constant change, We must reclaim the right balance of standardization and flexibility and build strategic and operational agility into the very foundations of the system.

Either individually or collaboratively, agile is flexible, but it doesn't mean there is no discipline, on the contrary, it takes more engineering disciplines. Being agile means anticipating likely change and addressing it deftly, and making continuous improvement. People adopt the agile mindset and proactively can create value via iterative communication & collaboration and continuous improvement.


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