Through a common and aligned goal, teams can deliver more value sooner to their client.
Most organizations see Agile as a way of working in the Software development or broader IT focus. This, because the original Manifest for Agile Software Development has been created by Software Engineers and Programmers. Nevertheless, recent years have seen the success using the Agile way of working also in the non-IT or SW development industry.
Purpose- & Value Driven Organization
The goal of the topic Purpose / Value-Driven Collaboration is to support organizations in communicating their true meaning and purpose. Often, the individual contributor of any organization is there to do a job. They rarely work in an organization, because of why the founder created the organization initially. Especially the Friedman-Doctrine unfortunately showed to organizations their true purpose: making Money. Science has shown, though, that individual contributors are more likely to become more productive and better at work, if they have fun and see their true purpose in their work.
Lean Portfolio Management
Often, organizations are overwhelmed with the sheer amount of work, they need to accomplish. The bigger the organization, the more the service or product portfolio is overwhelming for them. As customers or stakeholders require the further development of each part of the portfolio, the organization is trying to accomplish too many things at the same time. Portfolio Management deals with the organization, planning and execution of all product or service initiatives within the organization. It includes strategic planning (e.g. roadmap), people and budget management. A Lean Mindset can help to focus on the important initiatives (instead of all).
Goal Settings & Performance Management
Organizations struggle between balancing creating higher purpose for their teams and individuals and also still improving their productivity and performance. Agile organizations focus more on the way of collaboration and cooperation and believe that this will lead to better results. That often does not help organizations with existing shareholders and customers, which often direct the strategy and goals for them. Organizations therefore want to know, how they can follow goals of their shareholders and their customers if the teams are supposed to be self-organized. Goal Settings & Performance Management therefore become mysterious within Agile organizations.
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