My name is Philippe - I work in the UK as a change agent for agility in enterprises. I have drafted the attached WhitePaper about the state of Agile.
It shows that:
- The state of agile transformations is dragged into a commodity by the training/certification economy
- It is failing the change it finishes to drive because the change is to happen in the Custom level and therefore requires different approaches
- This is the result of a wrong focus on the practitioners rather than on the end users / businesses needing change
- A chasm is growing and we should wonder when this bubble might burst. The cycle of new order items gets swallowed back into the codification / commoditisation whirlpool
- It is all building up to something new around “Being agile” (as opposed to doing Agile) and how this is connected to Digital Leadership
I am working in this field and I am aiming to drive the next generation of professional services, which I call Coachulting
- Though the people see the need for change, it is a difficult sell to the traditional management who “want the problem solved by consultants” without having to get their hands dirty
- In this process many managers may find themselves obsolete and redundant (despite driving “doing Agile”).
- For how long will the current situation last before a new order item disrupts the current nonsense?
Maps helped to crystallise the problem. Change should be happening between emergence of new ideas and Custom implementation in organisation, because the model of delivery is enabling innovation, quality, keeping costs in check, etc in a digital world.
However Agile is focusing on lucrative certification revenues and driving Product/Commodity into the market. Maps make it obvious that there is a Chasm.
Feedback welcome before sharing on the mainstream forums.