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Empowerment do not depends on the approach you use to execute initiatives. In fact, into your statement, you stated framework (Scrum and SAFe), you stated technique (Kanban), you stated method (DSDM). Along the years empowerment was a must, including if you use a warefall life cycle (waterfall is not an approach). The problem when you use any approach but mainly Agile is the changes that organizations have to create at whole organization´s enterprise architecture (business, application, technlogy, information, security). The critical one is business layer where things like culture, style, structure, etc belongs.
My two cents: I don't need to be "agile" to have self-organized teams. And I know there's a lot of talking about "Scrum vs. Waterfall" - especially from Scrum coaches. But I don't think those people have understood what it is all about. "Agile" is not a new age. It's just a different approach that I can choose depending on where I am on my complexity-matrix. (By the way, there's predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, where "agile" is an umbrella term for the latter three as far as I'm concerned)
Oh, and if you are just looking for the latest buzzword: that should be "New Age Project Management".
Frederic Laloux explored this in his book "Reinventing Organizations." Here's a video summary:
To your specific question, I haven't heard any dominant names for what's beyond Agile. Perhaps so many organizations are still struggling to become Agile that we can't yet focus on what's next. Perhaps we'll get there one day, or perhaps organizations without a hierarchy will always be on the fringe of business models.
Empowerment was discussed (using different terms) in both Greenleaf's Servant Leadership and McGregor's The Human Side of Enterprise - both of these are over 50 years old. The key difference is that it is much more critical now to inspire and retain talented workers than it might have been back then, hence the surge in popularity of the term.
Well now that you know which are frameworks, methodologies, and techniques.......
I agree that empowerment is not and should not be directly linked to any of these but that it is just the way in which people are empowered that differs. And we need to keep in mind that empowerment goes wider than just the team. While the agile age is very much focused around empowerment the rise of cloud-based, self-service platforms have empowered the business stakeholder as well. With business riding the shadow IT wave PM's and BA's have very different challenges that they need to address.
Good points made in above posts on the said subject/question
A new "empowerment" age require also a high level of transparency.
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