I used to think that there were basically three forms of agile transformation. They were and are:
- Bottom Up
- Top Down
- Middle Out
and I used to say the most effective strategy for a true transformation is…all three!
I still basically coach that as an effective strategy. But as time has passed, and I’ve gained more and more experience, I realize that there is a fourth option that intersects all of these.
And it doesn’t apply to the organization at all. It applies to the individuals within the organization. Let me explain.