Many times our work culture tells us that being "red" or out of target on a metric is bad, and by extension that we are bad or doing badly. Agile tells us to be transparent and courageous. That means that we care about reality, and sometimes things are "red" for a good reason. For a team, there are things inside your control and things outside. The inside parts are where teams have a responsibility to change, the outside parts are where leaders have a responsibility to change. For teams blocked by the system, "red" is a perfect and realistic data point to challenge the status quo, and gives leadership an opportunity to engage and be useful already. It's time to do something get rid of the "Watermelon" (green on the outside, red on the inside)!
I serve Micron IT in their transformation to an Agile way of thinking and working. I work to enable the organization to adopt Agile practices and behaviors, thought processes, and apply the concepts and principles of Agility to the problem of delivering the best possible solutions to our customers. I am part of an Agile Transformation team and a group of leaders who are partnering to help teams, programs, and organizations mature in their Agile journey, and take Micron to an entirely new level of hyper-competitive capability.