Agility Prayer

To change priorities, or not...

“How do we convince our stakeholders to stop changing priorities?”

Who can’t identify with this frustration?

Yet, aren’t we supposed to be “agile”? You know, “Responding to change over following a plan” and all that?

So does this mean we should accept every priority change that comes up, perpetually interrupting and pushing current work back further?

No easy answers here. Not today anyway. But some balance must be achieved.

Enter my newly minted Agility Prayer:

Grant me the agility to accept the legitimate priority changes, courage to push back on others, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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