5 Scenarios for Addressing Agile’s Cognitive Dissonance in Large, Non-Software Companies

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5 Scenarios for Addressing Agile’s Cognitive Dissonance in Large, Non-Software Companies

Executive Update
Posted June 4, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence


Dissonance

Large, non-software companies introducing Agile to their organizations tend to suffer from a cognitive dissonance of sorts: we would like to have the same look and feel across the entire company, delivering stellar-quality products, yet we want to enable high-performing, self-organizing, self-managed, and self-empowered teams to deliver (or demo) at the end of each sprint. This Executive Update summarizes five key scenarios in which this cognitive dissonance becomes especially evident for large companies, particularly with non-software teams.