In situations where proofs, facts and numbers are non existent… you need faith… and trust.
Seeing something before it gets built and believing that it will be built… requires faith… and trust… that it will be built.
An idea to its realization… requires faith and trust.
Walt Disney saw the Disneyland (built in his mind) … before it got built, physically.
The architect of the 𝚜𝚢𝚍𝚗𝚎𝚢 opera house saw it (built in his mind) before it got built, physically.
Same is true with your lean agile initiative… have faith and trust that it will be built.
You’ve got to have the vision first — just like Walt. That’s important.
Then clarity of vision …
with roadmap — small chunks of your vision … all prioritized… and laid out over a roadmap… showing which small set of chunks will be realized first, second, etc… over a span of time.
Then have faith and trust that the team or team of agile teams will build it… adapting to changes … being lean and agile … having that extreme flexibility to arrive at realizing the vision.
If there are proofs, numbers and facts… then you don’t need faith; if your team or team of teams is predictable — meaning, your team has ‘achievement ratio’ or your team of teams has ‘program predictability measure’ between 80% and 100% — then trust is already established!
Just like my business relationship with FedEx… they are predictable… they’ve always delivered my packages on time and as I have had envisioned it. I have faith and trust on FedEx!
If the aforementioned is lacking (no proof, no facts, no established predictability, etc) … then that’s where faith and trust come in. You’ve got to have faith and trust to realize your vision.