Many companies come up with the strategy of going Agile. While this is an admirable goal indeed, it requires a lot of work and commitment and one of the keystones to success in this strategy is the necessity to build a very strong Agileexecutive team.
It probably begins with choosing the right kind of people to be a part of such an Agileexecutive team. There are a few steps and aspects that need to be kept in mind when a company or a business professional wants to build a strong Agileexecutive team.
Doing your homework
Doing your homework entails a few important things:
If all these points and more can be part of doing your homework, you are better equipped to set up the process of going agile.
Developing standards and hallmarks of a strong executive team
One important aspect of a strong executive team is to come up with a framework that defines the nature, responsibility and fabric of the team. For instance, facets such as being responsible, sharing responsibility, being able to cope with change and being performance driven rather than only reward driven are some of the things that go into building this team.
More often than not, there will also be a necessity to put in place cross functional teams.
Alignment of goals
The next step in building a strong Agile team is to get all the goals aligned. Such goals can be cross functional goals, personal goals and professional goals but unless there is a shared vision and communication, an Agile team cannot move forward.
Positive collaboration is the result of such goal alignment exercises. The goal should also be enunciated clearly so that everyone knows exactly what they are working towards.
Coming together socially
Once the Agile executives have understood the necessity of goals, they also need to come together socially. Most organizations need to deal with the "invisible" walls that get created between executives and team members.
But in order to create a successful Agile executive team, there needs to be a break down in such invisible walls and a conducive environment for all the executives to come together and realize the importance of pulling together.
Thus, behavior modification and cultural strategies are important steps in building an Agile executive team.