Agile approaches have downplayed the role of management. Too many people say, “We don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” On the contrary. We need modern managers to create and refine the agile culture and to enable leaders at all levels. Let’s invite—and make it possible for managers to become modern managers. When they change, we can create an agile culture.
Without modern management, any agile transformation dies a quick and ugly death. Instead, it’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors to create an agile culture and achieve business success.