Agile is typically associated with more effective management of software projects. However, the principles and mindset from the Agile manifesto makes it relevant beyond this context.

In particular in times of crisis, as we are currently experiencing, taking an Agile approach to leadership is more relevant than ever. In this article, I want to provide perspective on some of these principles and why they are essential to modern leadership.

Aikido
Aikido

Embrace change

“Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.”

Over the past couple of months, the most fundamental lesson is to embrace change. Of course this may be slightly more manageable on a project or individual product level. Nevertheless, it is possible to make this a core leadership principle for how we operate our business. Covid19 is unlikely to be the only turbulent change we will experience even in this coming decade. …

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Lars Rosengren

Coaching teams and individuals on digital product leadership, user centred strategy and agility @Ustwo Tokyo, Japan.

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