Agile Mindset

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Agile is actually an approach and a Mindset, whereas most people misunderstand it as a set of practices. There are umpteen examples of people implementing the Agile practices and artefacts, but are failing to get the intended positive results. This is a classic problem of ‘doing Agile’ as opposed to aiming to ‘be Agile’. The key to getting the optimal benefits is having the Agile Mindset.

Mindset is abstract and hence one needs to understand it based on what is visible in behaviours, policies etc. The talk is about not only what these visible characteristics are, but also about what can be some of the enablers to move towards achieving the Agile Mindset. It has been proven that Leadership of an organization plays a key role in enabling the right Mindset, and hence this talk is meant for Leaders.

Video link:

https://vimeo.com/album/3674400/video/147609195

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Agile Mindset

  1. 1. OBSERVING AND ENABLING THE AGILE MINDSET Sunil Mundra Principal Consultant
  2. 2. • What Is Agile Mindset • Observing Agile Mindset • Agile Mindset Enablers • Q&A OUTLINE
  3. 3. 3 WHAT IS AGILE MINDSET?
  4. 4. 4 MANY ORGS. ARE FOLLOWING AGILE
  5. 5. 5 “WE ARE ‘DOING’ ALL PRACTICES”
  6. 6. “WE ARE ‘DOING’ ALL PROCESSES”
  7. 7. “ARE WE GETTING THE BENEFITS?”
  8. 8. IF THE ANSWER IS….
  9. 9. 9 “WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?”
  10. 10. “WHAT IS MISSING?”
  11. 11. THE ANSWER: AGILE MINDSET
  12. 12. WHAT IS THE AGILE MINDSET?
  13. 13. • An Agile Mindset • Ability to Grow • Goal is to Learn • Embrace Challenge • Failure provides Learning Opportunity • Effort is for Path of Mastery • Reaction to Challenge is Resilience ACCORDING TO LINDA RISING
  14. 14. OBSEREVING THE AGILE MINDSET
  15. 15. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams look at Failure as Learning Opportunity
  16. 16. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS People Are ‘Intrinsically’ Motivated
  17. 17. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams welcome Diversity of Thought
  18. 18. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS People Are having Fun At Work
  19. 19. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams Are Working at Sustainable Pace
  20. 20. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams are ready to Embrace Change
  21. 21. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams Practice ‘Brutal’ Transparency
  22. 22. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS People have Urge to Communicate & Collaborate
  23. 23. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS People Willingly Share Knowledge
  24. 24. AGILE MINDSET INDICATORS Teams Themselves Observe Anti Patterns
  25. 25. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS
  26. 26. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS Demonstrate Culture Change At The ‘Top’ •Be Transparent •Don’t treat People as ‘resources’ •Practice ‘Servant Leadership’
  27. 27. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS Redefine Success Criteria •Focus on Delivery of Value •Ask for the ‘Right’ information •Bring Accountability at Team level
  28. 28. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS Encourage Continuous Improvement •Enable Fast and Regular Feedback •Spur Positive Disruptions •Celebrate Successes
  29. 29. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS Make Changes at Org. Level •Modify Appraisal Process •Have People Friendly Policies •Align the entire Organization
  30. 30. AGILE MINDSET ENABLERS Address Middle Management Insecurities & Concerns •Help bring out in open •Help them to visualize the benefits of their new role •Pair with Transformed Managers
  31. 31. KEY TAKEAWAY Agile Mindset is the differentiator between ‘Doing’ Agile and ‘Being’ Agile
  32. 32. THANK YOU sunilrm@thoughtworks.com www.linkedin.com/in/sunilmundra suniltalksagile.wordpress.com

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