Master Retrospectives and You Master Team Learning

I believe all Agile principles are equal in importance and they work together holistically: focus on customers, iterative development, self-organised teams, technical excellence, and continuous improvement. But this last principle is "more equal than the others": Continuous improvement is the heart of Agile. Without reflection, there is no learning, without learning there is no continuous... 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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