The human body becomes nimbler through stretching and shaking, good nutrition and activity. The result is enhanced flexibility and dexterity; in an athlete, the the ballet dancer’s splits or a boxer’s footwork. Objective social systems also may become nimbler through the application of methodologies which emphasize empirical feedback, self-management, and continuous quality improvements within short iterations. Some project management methodologies include a role for the Product Owner, who is like the Yang, the Team, which is like the Yin, and the Scrum Master, which is Yung. Leadership in a Yung style facilitates change by empowering self-organization and rapid adaptations.
A social project requires management systems such as the Agile system which gives an important role for a Product Owner, the role of a person as opposed to a committee. This person’s responsibility is for handling the so-called Product Backlog. Responsibilities are in seven major areas including prioritizing the items to-do items, optimizing the value of development teams, and performing triage in a manner that is transparent to multiple teams and levels of management. Thus, this person is directly responsible for nipping the backlog, bite by bite, nibble by nibble. The Yang-style leadership reduces work in manageable amounts.