Leadership has influence over teams. Those leaders that have adopted Agile are influencing teams by empowering them, removing burdensome practices and resolving organizational impediments. Leaders that don’t trust Agile are imposing what they believe are “best practices” for project management. Micro management is usually prevalent.
Companies that make the decision to begin an agile transformation make that decision at the executive level. They make the decision for a variety of reasons, and then rely on middle management to execute on the directive. How do they execute? The way that is likely the most familiar – command and control.