You said “The surest way to empower internal teams to be agile is to give them access to the resources they need to make fast, intelligent decisions about where to go next—including external resources.”

I’m an Agile and Design Thinking practitioner that’s worked on numerous projects in the technology sector. One key thing I would add, to your suggestions, is that deep domain expertise is often a key indicator of the likelihood for talent to achieve desired business outcomes. That’s why proven skills + relevant domain knowledge = practitioner competency.