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Failed Strategy

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

Agile will not save a failed strategy. Leaders who think Agile is about going fast misunderstand the essence of agility.

To be agile is to become adaptive.

Agile organizations sense changes in the marketplace and respond to these situations. They continuously evolve their strategy to artfully deploy their talent, capacity, and capabilities to solve customer problems. Nothing is more wasteful than having your team work on features/projects/products that never get deployed.

Leaders in Agile organizations know that “Hurry up and wait!” is a wasteful tactic.

Developing an Agile strategy requires leaders to know aspects that are likely to change and which are not. Agile leaders slow down to create situational awareness and artfully deploy organizational talent and resources.

One step in the right direction is better than going fast in the wrong direction.

What do you think contributes to the lack of understanding?


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