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Cultivating an Agile Culture

Agility builds on competence, ingenuity, and team work rather than workflows, tools and techniques. An organization with an Agile culture will focus on providing business value, foster collaboration between business and IT, and encourage personal accountability. In so doing, it will also highlight deficiencies of certain team members and leaders. Team members who lack initiative, interpersonal skills, or proficiency will become highly visible. Project managers with a command and control mindset will find it difficult to allow team members to figure out problems on their own.

To cultivate a high performance Agile culture, it will be necessary to provide special attention to those team members and project managers who are having difficulty adapting. That attention may mean additional coaching, but if the coaching is not successful, it will be necessary to remove people from teams. Not everyone can adapt, and it is unfair to the individual or the team to continue in a role for which they are not suited.

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