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Sian Lewis

An Engineer with experience working in high quality, quick pace process environments in the UK and Australia.


Having an Agile mindset - 5 simple and successful ways

You don’t need to be fully trained on all the Agile principles, frameworks, methodologies and tools before even attempting to do Agile or be in an Agile environment. All of the terminology can be confusing and when you are confused, it can be demotivating.

Agile can be a way of thinking and so before worrying about completing the training on how to do Agile or if you are using the tools 100% correctly, just focus on developing the mindset to be agile.

It's this Agile mindset which is necessary to cultivate high-performance teams to deliver amazing value for their customers

I believe your mindset can be Agile before knowing how to do Agile.

Teams can use Agile without this mindset but it's with the mindset that the best results will be achieved

Here are 5 simple and successful ways…

1. Customer focussed.

For every decision that is being made always think about it from the customer’s point of view. Be highly motivated to exceed their expectations with Quality, timing and simplicity and welcome changing requirements. Take pride in the decisions made.

2. Analyse data and be a problem solver.

Ensure that you are always eagerly seeking out as much relevant data as possible and understand that environments are fast paced so need to keep up. Be inquisitive and ask questions to make sure you get to the root cause of any problems to interpret information correctly.

3. Have respect and think positively

Always think positively about every situation with passion and excitement and always have respect for team mates and colleagues. Think about your attitude, if you are constantly saying that you cannot do something it means that you won’t do it. There will always be challenges but it is about thinking positively and changing those negatives into opportunities for improvement.

4. Always be willing to change and quickly adapt

Don’t chase perfectionism and always be willing to change even at the last minute. Nothing should be set in stone. Consider responding to changes rather than sticking to a plan, try new ideas, risk take and don’t be afraid to fail.

5. Embrace continuous improvement.

Continually think continuous improvement and never ever stop. Encourage feedback and practice reflection. Understand the successes and learn from failures but more importantly ensure these are applied for next time.

 


Published at pmmagazine.net with the consent of Sian Lewis
Source of the article: {Linkedin} on [2018-09-07]