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 →

The Manager Role is Different in an Agile Environment

I've been looking into how the traditional hierarchical, "command and control" management came to be and also at what motivates individuals and high-performance teams with the purpose to discuss the role of the manager in an Agile environment. Most of the Agile frameworks don't tackle this topic, which creates quite a few issues when implementation time... Continue Reading →

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