principle #9

Be like a Gardener/Farmer

Be like a Gardener/Farmer

In Lean-Agile, the needed mindset is that of a gardener/farmer (nurturing) rather than that of a top-down commander (controlling and directing). On Controlling and Directing: Top-down control has no place in Lean-Agile... and rightly so. SAFe Principle #9 -- 'Decentralize decision-making' -- emphasized it. A commander from a remote position controlling and directing what is going on in the frontline / battlefield is not effective and efficient... he/she does not know the realities on the ground ... those soldiers fighting the battle are the ones in the know ... they are in the best position to make decisions... they have…
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