In gardening, cross-pollination spreads pollen from one flower to another one, increasing the diversity of the plant species while triggering the growth of fruit.
For the Agile Transformation Playbook, the “Cross-Pollination” play exposes existing teams to the work of agile teams so they can see agile in action, better understanding how agile is applied in a true work environment.
Cross-pollination can take many forms, including:
The “Cross-pollination” play works well when:
Cross-pollination has multiple advantages as a transformation play, including:
There are some disadvantages to attempting the “Cross-pollination” play:
Cross-pollination is similar to "GOOB", or "Get Out of the Building" from Design Thinking. And, it is similar to "Gemba" - (go to) the real place in Lean.