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Engagement is key to Agile Transformation #invitenotimpose

#invitenotimpose

Agile Transformations require engagement. Push transformations do not work. What exactly is an engagement model? Here is the definition: "Any pattern or set of patterns, reducible to practice, which result in more employee engagement, during the implementation of an organizational-change initiative." (http://openspaceagility.com/engagement-part-1/)


Here are quotes on engagement and imposition from thought leaders, authors, and speakers:


"By mid 2002, I concluded that prescriptively forcing a software development process on a team didn't work." -DJ Andersen, KANBAN, page 3. 


“… imposing agile methods introduces a conflict with the values and principles that underlie agile methods.” -Martin Fowler


Transformations can’t be accomplished without others helping voluntarily, & people don’t help unless you engage them first. -Geoffrey Moore, ZONE TO WIN.


"Without [active leadership], any adaptation (of Kanban) was likely to be imposed...this was just as likely to raise objections as imposing an in appropriate process template." From: KANBAN Method, D.J. Andersen, pub date 2010, "My Search for Successful Change Management" Page 3


 "The failures resulted from trying to use positional power to impose a process." Source: KANBAN Method, D.J. Andersen, pub date 2010, Page 21


"Transformation occurs through choice, not mandate. Invitation is the call to create an alternative future. " -Peter Block: COMMUNITY: THE STRUCTURE OF BELONGING


"Transformations can’t be accomplished without others helping voluntarily, & people don’t help unless you engage them first." -Geoffrey Moore, ZONE TO WIN. (Arguably one of the greatest management minds of our time.