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Agile Bureaucracy: When Practices become Principles

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In Good to Great Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, Jim Collins writes that great organizations work to both preserve their core values and principles and then stimulate progress by adapting as needed over time (this book, written in 2001, still ranks in the top 200 books on Amazon). As with many [...]

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One Response to “Agile Bureaucracy: When Practices become Principles”

  1. David Lewis says:

    ” They lose track of why they are using the practice and it becomes a de facto standard rather than a guideline.”

    Sadly, for too many organisations, they never truly understood the why (the principles), and simply implemented the practices by rote, often badly. For them Agile was just another Process.

    Agile is not something you “Do”, it can be something you “Are”.

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