A.G.I.L.E. Thinking Demystified: Mindset Over Mechanics

  • 1h 24m
  • Frank M. Forte
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2021

This book provides the missing link of how to shift mindsets on how to work effectively.

The word agile has moved far beyond its original meaning in helping to transform large organizations. We now know that agile is used as the tool to accelerate an organization's ability to adapt and thrive in a world of accelerating change.

This book provides the missing link of how to shift mindsets on how to work effectively. This shift requires an investigation of how we can move organizations in the way they think about work-especially work that does not easily conform to the traditional plan-driven approach.

The author takes the reader on a journey to be able to think in an A.G.I.L.E way. The approach taken is reflective and allows time for the insight to understand how to think differently about teams, work, and even organizations. It is said that all organizations are technology organizations, if that is true it brings risks and opportunities that many organizations have not seen before. The framework of the book will help grow a new way of thinking and is anchored in: Adaptability; Growth; Improvement; Leadership; Experience.

In order to make the full transition to thinking in an A.G.I.L.E way you will need to challenge everything you think you know about leading and working in large organizations.

About the Author

For 30 years, Frank Forte has led projects and programs around the world for clients such as the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army, NASA, CA, CSC, GTE, and Mylan Pharmaceutical. He has worked across many different industries, including Oil & Gas, Software, Healthcare, and Construction.

Frank began learning about high performing teams while serving in the Navy on nuclear powered submarines during the Cold War. There he experienced the effectiveness of high performing teams and some of the leadership principles that help build them. Today, Frank speaks, coaches, and consults for individuals and companies on how to affect change using lean-agile thinking. Frank is a Certified Executive Coach and holds a BSCIS and has done graduate work in Software Engineering.

In this Book

  • Author's Note
  • Introduction
  • Adaptability
  • Growth
  • Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Experience
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Application
  • Attitude
  • Attention
  • Action
  • Absorb
  • Agency
  • Goal
  • Intention
  • Invitation
  • Innovation
  • Ideas
  • Increment
  • Information
  • Impact
  • Learning
  • Linking
  • Everything
  • Experiment
  • Empiricism
  • Conclusion


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