Agile Thinking

Agile has been around some 15 years now. Organisations have tried to leverage agile thinking. Some have failed. Yet agile thinking remains relevant to the enterprise. Agile thinking itself has evolved beyond a technical audience, and now encompasses the broader business community and leverages a smorgasbord of techniques. These include:

  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Holacracy
  • Scrum
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Shu-Ha-Ri / Retrospectives
  • Lean Startup
  • Beyond Budgeting
  • Motivation 3.0
  • Stoos Network
  • Radical Management
  • Management 3.0
  • Cynefin Framework
  • WikiSpeed
  • Social Contracts
  • Agile Chartering
  • Agile Testing
  • NoEstimates
  • Showcases

Agile effectively manages people, processes, resources, project time. It is important for teams to evolve soft skills like:

  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Social Respect
  • Responsibility

The tools for agile has also evolved. These provide:

  • Agile Metrics
  • Impact Mapping, Story Mapping
  • Feature, Epics, Stories
  • Planning Poker
  • Release Planning