What Are Self-Managed Teams?

Self-managed or self-organised teams is the premise for any Agile framework or organisation. But what does that mean? The meaning varies from organisation to organisation, and from person to person, but there is a standard definition for it. Let's look into it! Late J. Richard Hackman, Harvard psychology professor and one of the leading experts... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Agile

I've written about The Agile Manifesto here (values) and here (principles), with this post I will dig even more in how Agile came to be. The first notable thing to mention is that Agile didn't start with... well Agile. Many of the frameworks that sit under the Agile umbrella are more than two decades old,... Continue Reading →

What Is Agile Anyway? The Agile Manifesto (2). Principles

After diving into the Agile Manifesto and discussing the Agile Values here, this post is entirely dedicated to the accompanying principles. Originally, the 12 principles of Agile software development were split in three categories: customer, managers, teams (see below a copy of the original manifesto), each category having four principles. I. Slanted towards Customers: The... Continue Reading →

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