Browsing All posts tagged under »Agile Manifesto«

Lean Startup (for product and software development)

February 21, 2011 by


The tenth anniversary of Agile is upon us.  We just concluded a 12 part review of the Agile Manifesto. Agile was a software development out to business, innovation.  Or it could have been called “geeks to execs”.  Now for a fast forward, to today. Emerging trends and practices include those that fuse business, design and […]

Agile Principle 12 – Team reflects, tunes and adjusts

February 15, 2011 by


The last principle of the Agile Manifesto provides for learning and adjustment by the team. This adjustment allows for continuous process improvement.  Teams don’t allow themselves to become stagnant or stale – they change and become better.  The manifesto doesn’t proscribe how often and allows some leeway.  The definition of “at regular intervals” provides sufficient […]

Agile Principle 7 – Working Software

February 10, 2011 by


  The seventh principle of the Agile Manifesto is the simplest and shortest one.  Working software is the primary measure of progress.  That simplicity belies a profound philosophy and modus operandi  That is the outcome trumps the process.   This philosophy grates and goes against the grain of conventional wisdom.  Have a problem, add process. […]

Agile Principle 6 – Face to Face Interaction

February 9, 2011 by


  Face to face interaction provides for the most effective form of communication.  The sixth Agile Manifesto principle advocates face-to-face conversation.  A sticking point for adopting Agile is the dominance of virtual teams within an organization and among different organizations (in a vendor – customer relationship or within a supply chain for example).  Bringing virtual […]

Agile Principle 4 developers and business working directly together

February 7, 2011 by


Unleashing your developer geeks on unsuspecting business people was quite risky in the 1990’s. Why those geeks may be a bit rough, un-kept and may spill the beans (truth).  They clearly have not transformed in “McDreamy” yet (Patrick Dempsey).  They’re still commuting to work on their lawn mower. Seems a little silly now.  The prevailing […]

Agile Principle 1 – Customer Focus

February 4, 2011 by


The four values of the Agile Manifesto (Individuals, Customer, Working Software and Change) are further elaborated in twelve principles. The first principle is “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. “ The first line provides the goal – satisfy the customer. That customer focus brings Agile […]

Agile Manifesto

February 3, 2011 by


One of my favorite movie lines is from the Princess Bride. In it the hero is told he must go back to the beginning. When the movie reaches one if its many climaxes – Indigo (hero) exclaims “I am waiting for you, Vizzini. You told me to go back to the beginning. So I have. […]