Exercise: Working Practices 2/2

Exercise: Working Practices 2/2

Round 2 

Please redo the exercise by looking at a team you work(ed) for or the practices you apply 

Split complex challenges into parts

When the challenge is complex, apply self-organization or agile practice


Use linear processes such as step-by-step and ‘If the situation is X, then do Y’


Create natural process flows 

Like round­abouts on the road replaced rigid traffic lights for better throughput, lower costs and fewer accidents 


Management and experts provide the decisions to make

Happens through directions, rules, standards, processes,  IT applications and the like


People have the freedom to make decisions for the situation at hand

Build on what you have

Stop doing what does not work

Define what you are talking about

Use patterns: everybody can have a somewhat different view

Demonstrate short-term action when problems occur

Resolve problems at their root cause(s)

When there is insufficient compliance: Enforce compliance with best practices, processes, strategies, standards and the like

Give people the freedom to do what makes (business) sense

That’s it. 

Please keep the number of choices for both rounds in mind

You can now return to the Manifesto’s Part 3.3 video or to your coach