Building Lean-Agile capability has been a goal for a large share of organizations looking to benefit from the delivery of qualitatively higher value to the customer and responding to a changing environment a lot easier.
It is important to remember that the ultimate goal of adopting Lean-Agile is not Lean-Agile itself, but the business benefits provided by the method. The adoption effort must be substantially focused on creating an environment where new ideas of benefiting the customer and enhancing value to the business will be continuously explored and quickly delivered.
Our ability to build a Lean-Agile enterprise depends on adopting the right mindset and abandoning legacy thinking. While we recognize the importance of the mindset, we must also recognize that simply talking about it will not change anything. Specific Thinking Tools and Adoption Approaches are needed to facilitate the process, as it takes time to affect an enterprise’s way of thinking.