Agile methods have been applied for the last decade or so to programming teams. The goal with Agile was to take a group of people who were famous for poor communication, unrealistic expectations, and unpredictable deliverables and give them a structure that minimized these elements.
Agile primarily focuses on the following:
- Acknowledging that change is part of any endeavor
- Greatly increasing the frequency of discourse and review
- Assumptions are the rope from which the noose of business is tied
Bill Anderson and I guest-hosted a Yi-Tan call covering how Agile was formed, what its central tenets are, and what it can teach the rest of business.
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