Episode 40

Don’t just go agile, be smart about becoming agile.

Most companies talk about their need to transform. They understand that they must change in order to succeed. However, few companies actually take action towards transforming. Agile has become the new normal in business. Companies large and small are adopting the principles behind agile, which means breaking traditional processes and aligning them around value creation instead of just moving things from point A to point B.
Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

Host

Sannah Vinding

Episode

E40

Mark Adler Madsen

Mark Adler Madsen

Mark Adler Madsen

Co-Founder & Partner, at Aspire Innovation

Helps manufacturers get faster from idea to profit by helping them improve product development competences and processes

Just keep asking questions, because you don’t necessarily know what the right questions are.

Mark Adler Madsen

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Mark talks about that it’s not an agile transformation it’s an agile evolution. Agile evolution is important because it helps organizations become more agile and flexible. In other words, it allows companies to change quickly by letting them adopt new technology and skills faster. Mark also talks about how agile methodologies excel when tackling complex problems and emphasize that it’s when you need to apply these methods that you really get the most value from them. Another key component to succeeding with agile is that leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change.

Key takeaways:

  1. How agile evolution allows companies to embrace change while still maintaining stability.
  2. That leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change.
  3. You need to have a learning loop in everything you do.

Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

We live in a time where technological advancements happen faster than ever before. Not only do businesses need to adapt to these changes, but they must also ensure their employees are able to keep up with the pace of innovation.

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