We make the following assumptions, which we feel are reasonably self-evident:

  • It is not possible to know everything you need to know up front to accurately plan and define everything in detail before you do it.
  • Most people are responsible, dedicated, and knowledgeable about their work.
  • The right answer is almost always, “It depends, and it is a matter of degree.”
  • Agility and governance must be in balance: if you have the right balance, you unleash the full capability of your organization.