It’s short and puts forth some generic but excellent points on why agility is going to be a big deal.
In a Nutshell
- We face “Complex Endeavors”: problems/projects/missions that are complicated and require lots of people/systems/tools to finish.
- Accurate prediction when working with a Complex Endeavor is impossible.
- Agility succeeds where prediction fails. So be agile.
My Favorite Parts
We are incapable of adequately predicting the future; yet, we still design and optimize our organizations and systems based on flawed predictions.
People provide the most effective means to compensate for shortcomings in organization, process, and systems; yet, we are not investing in nurturing and enhancing this innate capability.
The Agility Imperative: Précis (pdf) by David S. Alberts - [The Command and Control Research Program]
via - Agility, the Age of Interactions, and the Military [Agile Advice]