Posts Tagged ‘The Agile Manifesto’

Reclaiming Agile

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Everyone loves Agile. You can tell, because everyone is doing Agile. Or are they? There’s always been some debate about just what “Agile” is supposed to mean, despite the conciseness and clarity of the four value statements in the Agile Manifesto. But in recent years, the debate has grown heated. The Two Camps of Agile […]

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Why I Joined LeadingAgile

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People who know me well might be surprised to learn I’ve accepted full-time employment. I’m sort of an independent-minded person. So, here’s why. (It’s characteristically long-winded, so skip it if you wish.) Backstory In 2002, I was working as an enterprise architect at a mid-to-large-ish financial services holding company that operated banks, mortgage lenders, investment […]

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What do Vegetarians and Agilists have in common?

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What do some vegetarians and some agilists have in common? It sounds like the setup of a bad joke, doesn’t it?  Actually, some believe their practice is best and you are wrong for doing things differently.  Well, at least that’s my first hand experience. Over the weekend, I overheard a conversation while we were dining out. […]

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Heart of Agile Conference

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The inaugural Heart of Agile Conference is a two-day conference dedicated to educating attendees on Alistair Cockburn’s new methodology the Heart of Agile. The conference is focused on getting back to the basics of Agile. In the last 15 years Agile has been weighed down with frameworks and practices of many shapes and sizes. At the Heart […]

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Principles of Personal Agility

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Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on how to increase personal agility. No, I’m not talking about doing somersaults or some crazy yoga poses. I’m speaking of the ability to focus on the delivery of value and be adaptable in what I do every day.  When the Manifesto was written back in 2001, there were […]

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