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Agile Mindset Ladder


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Agile Mindset Ladder is a Team Centric approach to cultivate the Agile Mindset step-by-step through Agile Coaching. Alternatively, Agile Mindset Ladder is a pathway to reach high level of Agility.

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Agile Mindset Ladder

  1. 1. Agile Mindset Ladder Thanks to all who inspired to design this ladder & to all who influenced with their knowledge. - Ramadevi Lakshmanan
  2. 2. Agile & Mindset • Mindset is a mental state based on certain beliefs, experience, facts, assumptions , etc. • Agile Mindset is a thought process based onAgile Manifesto of 4 values and 12 principles. • Agile Transformation orAdoption will never be successful if the People lack theAgile Mindset. • Agile Mindset Ladder is a Team Centric approach to cultivate theAgile Mindset step-by-step throughAgile Coaching. “When the Team is willing to come out of the comfort zone and ready to embrace cha(lle)nges, it is the starting point to climb the Agile Mindset Ladder.”
  3. 3. Agile Mindset Ladder Values Principles Practices Ideas Believe In Involve In Evolve Further Enable Others Stages Foundation
  4. 4. Agile Mindset Ladder Stage 1 - “Believe In” Indicators No Resistance to Change Behaviours -Show enthusiasm to learn and, to apply what is learnt -Witness what the change brings in and then Inspect & Adapt -Whole team to Co-locate and Collaborate face to face -Enjoy the new way of working Effects Team lives by Agile Values Deliver (Prioritised) Business Values
  5. 5. Agile Mindset Ladder Stage II - “Involve In” Indicators Failure as a Learning (Fail Fast) Behaviours -Relish Retrospective (Tool to Eliminate Wastes) -Empowered / Self Disciplined -Own Collectively / Highly Transparent -Gamify the way of working (Fun at work increases Team Bonding) Effects Team lives by Agile Principles Deliver Values Consistently
  6. 6. Agile Mindset Ladder Stage III - “Evolve Further” Indicators High Performance (Quality & Productivity) Behaviours -Thrive for Technical Excellence -Achieve Operational Excellence -Empirical Process Improvements -Continuous Learning / Knowledge Sharing -Appreciate Measures / Metrics Effects Team breaths by Agile Practices Drive the Values (VDD)
  7. 7. Agile Mindset Ladder Stage IV - “Enable Others” Indicators “Team Happiness Index” is High Behaviours -Highly Creative and Constant Innovation (Retrospective as a Tool for Ideation) -Spot/Fix Anti-Patterns on their own -Showcase Accomplishments and Start supporting other teams -Continuous Self Assessments and Improvements Effects Team breaths by Innovative Ideas Delight with Value Addition
  8. 8. Agile Mindset Enablers • “Self Motivated” Individuals • Management to play “Chickens” • Practice “Servant Leadership” across Organisation • Bring “Transparency” at all the levels • Work environment for “Continuous Learnings and Improvements” • Collaborative“Workplace Setup” • Enrich “Governance, Operating Model and Agile Coaching” “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds” ―A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
  9. 9. Thanks! All the best to climb up and up! As presented at the ITAgile conference, Kualalumpur