First off, let me say that I am not a big fan of military metaphors. I like to think more in terms of growing understanding.
Anyway, the main point of this talk is that it is really helpful to draw an influence diagram with all the players involved in and surrounding and Agile project. Colour code all the players so that you know where to focus your attention.
In the diagram, one can see that negative influencers (far right) may eventually impact the team, so this is the purpose of casting a wide net when drawing this out.
The fog of war is just a reminder that we often don’t know people’s real disposition so it’s a good idea to guess and then update the diagram as information becomes available.
Also, check out Portia Tung’s description of the session.
Michael K Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He is the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile creates lasting organizational results. Michael has taught over 1000 leaders worldwide through his highly acclaimed “Agile” Culture & Leadership Training.
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