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The 6-Principle Framework for Mastering a Business Agile Mindset

Published: 26 January 2018

ID: G00349421

Analyst(s): Michelle Coelho


Program and portfolio management leaders are finding that being more agile and increasing focus on strategic business value are now critical for PMO transformation. We offer a six-principle framework for achieving agility beyond software development.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Assess Your Agile Mindset Adoption
    • Principle 1 — Increase Return on Investment by Making Continuous Flow of Value the Focus
    • Principle 2 — Engage Customers in Frequent Interactions and Shared Ownership
    • Principle 3 — Expect Uncertainty, and Manage for It Through Iterations, Anticipation and Adaptation
    • Principle 4 — Unleash Creativity and Innovation by Recognizing That Individuals Are the Ultimate Source of Value, and Create an Environment Where They Can Make a Difference
    • Principle 5 — Boost Performance Through Group Accountability for Results and Shared Responsibility for Team Effectiveness
    • Principle 6 — Improve Effectiveness and Reliability Through Situational-Specific Strategies, Processes and Practices
  • Build an Effective Action Plan to Increase Your Business Agility

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