Every season brings change. In the spring (the formation of a new company), everything is fresh and new. Summer (the growth years), brings new and exciting opportunities. Autumn (stability), brings about an opportunity to let go of outdated products and processes. Winter (leaning out), provides an opportunity to get lean and plan for what's next.
Every decade there seems to be a new idea that is better than previous ideas. This includes how to do business, what products customers want and how to deliver them, and concepts to streamline (do more with less).
Organizations that began down an Agile transformation journey, didn't always know what they were getting into. In fact, some companies believed that if they trained their teams to do the work in a new way (ie, scrum, Kanban, or any other flavor), they would reap the benefits of Agile.
But that was not the case.
As with the seasons, in order for an organization to truly benefit from all an Agile approach has to offer, it's important for them to reflect on where they are, what they're doing, and how things can be different if we just let go of those outdated ideas. By honestly reflecting, with the intent to facilitate change, organizations are able to approach their mission with renewed vigor.
Embracing change can lead to amazing new opportunities.
All my best,
your mindset muse 🙂