The traditional planning approach needs to be revisited to better serve the purposes of the agile enterprise of the twenty-first century. Agile planning is the future of planning.
This new approach will require two fundamental elements.
- First, replacing the traditional obsessions on hard data and playing the numbers-game with a more balanced co-existence of hard and soft data where judgment also plays an important role.
- Second, introducing new mechanisms and routines to ensure alignment between the hundreds of self-organizing autonomous local teams and the overarching goals and directions of the company.
Organisations don’t change, People do !
How can people be empowered to take up this (new) role and way of working?
What will this require from the people working in this environment?