Is everyone agile?
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Stephen Howells in Agile, Agile, Flexible, Manifesto, Responsive

'Agile' has become a poisoned word.  It's extremely fashionable to describe a company, department,  team or project as agile when in fact they are very traditional.

If you start to describe yourself as agile stop for a moment and consider if you value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

Do you use a methodology such as SCRUM that is simple, easy to learn and focuses at its heart on the items on the left before the items on the right.  If you do then you are genuinely Agile so be proud of it.  The results you achieve for your customers will speak for themselves!

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