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Agile is a way of doing project management.

Agile mindset

Continuous improvement

Focus on why


Should be short, typically 2 weeks.

Agile What to do:
Find out where you are
Take a small step towards your goal
Adjust your understanding based on what you learned
Agile - How to do it
When faces with 2 or more alternatives that deliver roughly the same value, take the path that makes future change easier.
Is it easier or hard to change in the future?

In robotics
Look at a robot which balances itself, it uses a PID controller. If it is falling forward, then the wheels have to speed up, if its going to fast, then the wheels slow down.

Determines correction to apply by looking at
The error
The history
The anticipated short term future

Dont let the turkeys get you down.
Turkey is people that think they are important.

No rules are universal
All rules need context

Cant listen to any experts

No book out there knows where you or your team are!

It comes down to courage and faith.

Standup to fear-mongers.

You already have the values
Use them to create practices

Get feedback, refine, repeat

Agile is not what you do, agility is how you DO it!

Agile Manifesto - 12 Principles

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  • Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
  • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  • Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  • Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  • Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  • At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Is Agile still alive?

User Stories
As a type of user, I want some goal so that some reason.

Agile is dead

Agile is an Adjective, not a noun!

An agile programmer

Can’t sell or train on adjectives, can sell or train nouns:

Roles that use Agile

  • Everyone
  • Studio Head
  • Producers
  • Team Leads

Agile Paid Courses

Agile Foundations - LinkedIn Learning

Agile Free Resources

External References

User Stories

As a, I wantso that.

References and Resources