Recruit Rockstars 361: Are you doing Agile right?

Sad but true.
Bain & Company rejected my application to join the firm… twice.
But I’m still a fan.
They hire one Rockstar after another. And I just had the chance to meet one.
Darrell Rigby is a Partner who’s been with Bain for 40 years, and he leads the firm’s Global Innovation and Agile practices.
Forget everything you think you know about Agile.
It has the power to transform your company … but only if it’s implemented the right way.
You’re painfully aware of the huge chasm between your hope for a nimble, flexible company and the reality of silos, sluggishness, and frustrated innovation.
Today, Agile is hailed as the essential bridge across that chasm.
People say it can transform your company, catapulting you to the head of the pack.
Not so fast.
Darrell is co-author of the wonderful new book Doing Agile Right.
This clear-eyed & indispensable book provides a much-needed reality check. It dispels the myths & misconceptions that have accompanied Agile’s growth — the idea that it can reshape your organization all at once, or that it should be used in every function and for all types of work.
In this 20-minute conversation, Darrell explains how Agile can put turbochargers on your company. (If you do it right.)

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