Sunday, December 11, 2016

Consider the principles of the Agile Manifesto carefully. A thinking tool.


How to read this post: 

Read the word or grouping of words.

When you see the "........." Stop, pause and think about the word or phrase that just passed. 

Imagine for yourself what it would take to have a Culture  that supports this one thought or idea. 

Try not to rush the evaluation of each phrase as it relates to your environment.

Then, move to the next word or group of words. 

At the end of the exercise, you will find the specific agile principle considered.

You could repeat this thought process for any of the principles of the Agile Manifesto.



I will use one of the principles as an example...




Build projects around   


.............


motivated individuals


.............

Give them the environment   


.............


Give

.............


support they need


.............


they need



.............


trust them


.............


trust them to get the job done


.............


trust them


.............


job done


.............


done


.............


"Build projects around motivated individuals. 
Give them the environment and support they need, 
and trust them to get the job done."

Imagine for yourself that your organizational culture has changed to the point where these principles are embraced and part of everyday life.

I know from experience that an in-depth discussion on any of these words or phrases and their meanings and implication could be enlightening for many.

The rest is up to you.




References:

Agile Manifesto - http://agilemanifesto.org/

Agile Maniesto Principles - http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html