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“Change is difficult” It’s something every client says. We tell people to adopt Agile techniques, we train them to Scrum, and they go back to their desk and nothing changes”. When we talk about systemic thinking in IT, most will associate it to the technical architecture and/or the processes that we operate IT with. Lean and Agile have emerged with a set of best practices and processes to improve the ways of working. So, if we press those processes hard enough into the organisation, surely outcomes will result, right? And when this does not work, we’ll apply any of the following: We’ll blame the method: “Agile does not work” We’ll hammer it harder: “Every manager’s bonus will depend on their team working Agile by the end of the year” We’ll bring in Consultants to implement bigger solutions: “What you need is SAFe – it’s written on the tin, S C A L L E D Agile Framework!”. We’ll copy what those heap start-ups do: “Scaled frameworks are no good, what we need it the Spotify model!”
So what’s missing? IT is knowledge work, and humans are at the centre of the “system” of work. Have you stopped for a second to ask to your people what they think and feel? Have you stopped to hear all the voices of your human system? Have you connected to their dreams and energy, or simply told them to apply a process that will make their output better? Have you ever considered that change might be an edge that your teams are not ready to go over, yet?
How you work with the human systems will not only help deliver your digital system, but it will continuously elevate and unleash the human potential for new creativity, beyond the mechanics of processes or computing. Make things simpler to unleash more uncharted innovation – we could Wardley map this!
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