There is the notion of – The ONE Metric that Matters. I want to translate that metric into the agile transformation space.
You could also replace agile transformation with:
Lean Change Initiative
I know, you’re heavy with anticipation. What IS the ONE Metric?
It’s engagement vs. disengagement. That is, how are your leaders affecting the engagement of your teams as they shift the organization towards more of an agile approach?
Another way of looking at it is this,
If the leaders are engaging and pulling their team members into the process of the transformation. Asking them instead of telling them, then they are engaging;
However, if the leaders are more telling them what to do, deciding which specific agile frameworks and tools will be used, and then telling them from “on high”, then they are disengaging.
Of course, it’s not quite as simply as this, but you certainly get the idea.