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The Agile Elevator Speech

Mike Cottmeyer Chief Executive Officer
Reading: The Agile Elevator Speech

Okay… so you find yourself in the elevator with your CEO. She asks about the agile project your team is piloting. She wants to know what this agile stuff is all about. You have 30 seconds… go!

You begin by stating that agile is basically three things: a set of engineering best practices that allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, a project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, and a leadership philosophy that encourages team work and accountability.

You go on to say that success in today’s economy requires us to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Agile processes allow our teams to meet the changing demands of their customers while creating environments where top developers want to work.

Your CEO is intrigued and invites you to walk to her next meeting. She wants to know more. Mission accomplished.

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