An Agile Manager’s Manifesto: Mission Empowerment

Do you truly understand in your heart what it means to empower an Agile team? How much enablement is not enough, yet how far is too far? Empowered teams can be given too much freedom with no vision; whereas heavy-handed control will quash group achievement. How can you hit that sweet spot? Truly empowered teams are a beautiful phenomenon, and true understanding of empowered behavior is the first step.

In this discussion, we will answer the question of what empowerment truly means, offer a twist on the Agile Manifesto for managers, and share tools that will lead to letting go and building thriving, self-organized teams.