Mastering the Transformation Basics is Simple, it’s just not Easy!
Back on 09 Sept 2020 … I got some really great feedback from Alistair Cockburn, so that is integrated that into this post … thanks Alistair!
Although Einstein is credited with the following quote (it’s disputed he ever said it), the axiom is still true:
Ron Jeffries once quipped:
- “Scaled Agile must be simple — or it isn’t Agile.”
Have seen the following statement so many times, it’s time to respond:
- “All frameworks are wrong, some of them are useful (a variant of All models are wrong but some are useful).”
This statement simply isn’t true & I disagree with it.
Jeff Sutherland is credited with having said, “…that absolute alignment of purpose and trust is something that creates greatness.”
Great quote and simple idea. But, simple is seldom easy.
It’s really great that Simon Sinek, in a recent video, agrees that Vision comes first. He defines Vision as a “just cause,” something for which you are willing to sacrifice. He also describes the Why as the foundation of a house (i.e. past history) and the house to be built on top as the Vision (i.e. future).
The 4R Model is the basis for ALL religions & philosophies and the 1st three “R’s” (Right Truth, Right Values & Attitudes and Right Actions) are from the early 1980’s with the 4th “R” (Right Results) being added in the late 90’s. In the marketplace of ideas in the relativistic culture in which we live, with rapid redefinition occurring at an astonishing pace, the simplicity and power of the 4R’s is more relevant than ever.
It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple and powerful is routinely misunderstood. But, then again, the predecessor to this was a bell-curve distribution.
My Definition for Flow (and Flow Leadership) is V.A.L.U.E.