Technological singularity will trigger a runaway technological growth, AI, machine learning, automation, robotics are changing our civilization, the way we buy, travel, work, exercise, learn and so and so. Our companies must be ready to rapidly respond, adapt and evolve.
The “Agile mindset” concept could be easily misunderstood; It’s relevant to deeply understand it’s essence in order to apply it successfully in our working cultures and add real value to our customers. With the current social and economic conditions, and massive business changes this is definitely a must in our development team mindset. Some teams could understand the process of scrum well enough, and even get some of the agile principles, but the mindset isn’t there yet, so that’s where we should be focused on.
The agile mindset is basically described by 4 values, defined by 12 principles and manifested through several practices (such as scrum, kanban, scrumban, nexus, etc). It's a set of attitudes that includes respect, transparency, collaboration, improvement and learning cycles, embrace and harness changing requirements, and in turn, deliver amazing value for our customers.
That is, while there is value on the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
The Agile mindset is about a team of practitioners more than theorists. It is pragmatic and action-oriented more than a theoretical philosophy. Essentially, is a movement away from traditional, bureaucratic leadership (which can involve office politics and a “whoever is loudest is right” mentality). Instead, the agile mindset has teams put aside ego, and focus on what is right, instead of who is right. It goes beyond a set of beliefs and becomes a tool for diagnosis and the basis for action.
Being agile builds on the benefits of doing agile. We move beyond efficient ways of working to create a work environment, culture and mindset which supports true business agility. This means that we create psychological safety so that people feel safe to take risks, to innovate and to share themselves entirely. We want teams that deliver valuable solutions that customers love, and that love doing it.
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