Effective adaptation starts personally. It starts with being willing to consider and explore what you have, how you approach things and whether they are working. It means testing the values and assumptions that have led you to adopt the practices you use, and to evaluate whether they still hold true.
For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.
One of the possible reasons for so many ruminations on leadership is that we have arrived at the same place with leadership as we have with so many other topics: good leadership depends.
Agile started with principles that emphasized collaboration and interaction, experimentation and change, and the delivery of solutions that worked. But we are risking losing sight of these principles.
Your project isn’t going to stand out because of the quality of your project charter or the comprehensiveness of your risk assessment. If you want people to care, you have to show them why they should.
Every once in a while, we get into an extensive debate about the role, presence, impact and future of the project economy. But to put not too fine a point on it: We have always lived in a project economy. It’s just that it hasn’t been very evenly distributed.