Recently James Shore posted his "Lament of the Agile Practitioner" to provide history and background, from his perspective, for how we arrived at the Agile Fluency model. And, further, for moving into the next phase that we're calling the Agile Fluency Project.
For me, it all links to our FutureWorks Consulting vision: Contributing to the growth of workplaces where people say, "I love my work. This is the best job ever!" When we identified our vision, we intended it to apply to everyone at every level of the organization. Different strokes for different folks (as they say) and all leading to the same result. This means that everyone, from the front line operations, to supporting services, to infrastructure, to managers and executives, and all the others I've forgotten, gets to have this joyful feeling and the enterprise (small or large) prospers. Because it's not that easy to love work when you don't feel productive or proud of the products or services that you deliver.
It's just not enough to say, "My job isn't as bad as it used to be." That's not a standard we aspire to for ourselves or anyone else. Does it work for you?
Finding the spot along the Agile Fluency path that's the best fit for your organization gives you a great boost toward creating the conditions where everyone feels his or her job is the very best they've experienced, so far. (Always room for improvement, right?)
If you want software development, and all the processes around it, to reach for the stars, join us at the Agile Fluency Project.