Agile Management: Taking Small, Constant Steps...
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The term Agile Management refers to a framework for developing and delivering collaboration across an organization. It was first developed at PepsiCo in the late 90s as a way for team leaders to manage multiple projects competently. It has since become an industry-wide concept and is used by many Fortune 500 companies as a way to effectively allocate resources. The Agile approach treats each project as a unique problem to be solved, and instead of units of time and tasks being assigned to people, entire projects are broken down into smaller activities each performed by a constituent part of the project team. Each team brings its own set of resources, expertise, and constraints to the table.
The agile management method emphasizes learning by participating. It develops a culture of continuous feedback by asking participants to provide new and different input as the project evolves. The focus on continuous improvement and agility is a fundamental principle behind any effective management system. It promotes a culture of questioning assumptions and standards, instead of staying focused on a goal that has been achieved. The agility principle guides decision-making in an agile environment.
How can a team effectively manage an agile organization? The typical answer is that the leaders of each team must trust the team members with responsibility for each specific activity. This trust needs to exist between leaders and team members so that decisions can be arrived at through mutual understanding and confidence. For organizations growing in size, the problems of group trust can become particularly acute because the number of people reporting to any leader tends to grow as the organization expands. Smaller groups can be more effective in coordinating the work of members because there are fewer people demanding concentration on their own projects.