A decade of agile boils down to theses simple fundamentals and steps for me.
Ask: do you need to improve as an organization?
Only go forward if your sincere answer is yes.
Ask everyone: Do you want to improve? Same procedure.
Make sure you will fail (and win) regularly by commitment (plan/hypotheses) and checkpoints.
Work with just a few things at a time.
Work with small things.
There are NO exceptions to this. This is a LAW.
Build quality in. No exceptions here either. Also a LAW.
Focus on customer value
This is optional, but you might be out of business quickly.
There are multiple ways to achieve this. You are probably stupid if you do not test Scrum, since it’s a great litmus test if you actually get A – D as an organization.
And yes. There are people too.