The agile mindset is a thought process about understanding, collaborating, learning and staying flexible to achieve high performance results. This mindset helps teams adapt to change rather than struggle with it. Rather than simply diving into and following Agile practices, it is important for all team members to understand and truly adopt the methodology in all aspects of their work. When the ‘why’ of Agile is clearly understood, the ‘how’ evolves naturally according to the needs of the team.
It is no secret that change is difficult and especially hard to manage in complex projects. Even the smallest adjustments to existing systems are often perceived as tedious and not worth the effort. Studies show that 60-80% of project failures can be directly attributed to poor requirements gathering, analysis and change management. The agile mindset is the perfect approach for these turbulent and challenging environments as it teaches how to embrace change rather than constantly avoid it.
The intent behind an agile mindset is to empower your employees to do their best work. A strong mindset enables teams to experience autonomy, freedom, creativity and innovation. The result is a happy and healthy team, which in turn continuously improves the existing strong system.
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