You’re on Your Way, Jim!
We hate to leave Jim just as things are getting going. We hope that the Venture team experiment goes well and that maybe a manager or high-level executive gets wind of what’s going on and will lend much-needed support for Agile development. If Jim’s organization is going to see sweeping change, he’ll need resources. No one can do it alone.
We hope that you’ve been inspired by this snippet to have the courage to begin your own change adventure. We believe that embarking on a change effort is like getting ready for a journey. Pack these patterns in your carry-on bag! Bon voyage!
Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns are the authors of Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, a book that offers 48 patterns for driving and sustaining change in your organization. You can read a few chapters on the AW web site; a file of summaries or short abstracts for each pattern are available on the Fearless Change web site.