Thursday, September 15, 2011

Agile is Commando Culture, not Commando Gear

Very few large organizations in the world today have been able to understand and harvest Agile to their competitive advantage.

They more often end up chasing the blind Agile Rat Race, with the "me too" slogan, retrofitting it into fighting terrorists with traffic constables in commando gear supervised by bureaucrats.

Building the right ecosystem, culture and work environment that can enable build true Agile Capability is the most difficult proposition.

When I say a true Agile Capability, it should be capable of producing results that resemble value innovation from the likes of products from Apple and a work culture/ work environment for people as in the likes of Google.

Agile is "Commando Culture", not "Commando Gear".