Authored by Julian Costa

Transforming your organization toward an Agile framework in today’s world isn’t always easy, but it can be extremely beneficial, if not essential, to the growth and performance of your organization. If your company is looking toward a new approach to gaining customer value, an Agile Transformation should be your first choice.

So why does this hold true? Agile entrusts your employees to reach new heights of customer value by allowing them to manage their own work and hold more responsibility. It also allows your organization to respond much more quickly to needed change as it arises. This will lead to building incremental value with your customers, as well as a greater sense of satisfaction amongst your employees. A win-win for any organization!

Here are 5 Ways to Succeed in Agile

Assign roles and responsibilities to motivated and trustworthy resources. Do not assign responsibilities on your own, let the team choose what tasks interest them and follow their lead.

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”  – Steve Jobs

The best outcomes are generally the result of smaller, self-managing teams. Those on the front lines have the clearest view of what work needs to be done.

“Great results can be achieved with small forces.” – Sun Tzu

Always keep transparency a priority with your team. Create a safe environment to allow your team to communicate openly.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

Instill passion in every aspect of your team’s mission. If you’re not passionate about the work, how can your team be?

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”  – Simon Sinek

Plan thoroughly with your team(s), so success is only a matter of two things: time and consistency.

“Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington