Agile Cultural Shift and Mindset

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2019 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-67 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Vinay Kommera
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V67I6P111


MLA Style:Vinay Kommera"Agile Cultural Shift and Mindset" International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology 67.6 (2019): 70-74.

APA Style Vinay Kommera. Agile Cultural Shift and MindsetInternational Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, 67(6),70-74.

Agile business requires an agile culture with a strong sense of responsibility, collaborative attitude, embrace change, transparency about performance, focus on customer value, trust by management. Agile in a broader term refers to the right mindset and attitude, a key to a successful Agile working environment in an organization. Growth in mindset is necessary to keep the Agile culture alive. Individuals in an organization must be determined to create a positive working environment by constantly motivating each other, it is this attitude that can cultivate high performing teams, deliver faster and effective results. In an Agile working environment, there is transparency, collaboration, openness, respect, urge to learn, focus on delivering, be more productive, always strive to improve and most importantly nourish the mindset to adapt to changes in the organization. When an organization is determined on creating an Agile culture and shift in mindset as the way of working, then there is no escape for those involved with the organization but to support the concept of Agile cultural environment. Having said that, creating an Agile cultural shift and mindset is a challenge, it needs extremely high vision to nurture a mindset containing values and principles that support Agile working environment. But with determination and the right attitude, it is possible for an organization to create an Agile environment with changes in behavior, growth in mindset, develop the right set of qualities that supports Agile environment. The key to creating an Agile culture in an organization is a shift in mindset, and changes in the behavior of all the individuals connected with the organization. If every member involved in the organization is ready to adapt to changes then it will contribute to creating an Agile working environment.

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