Agile Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
How has Agile evolved over the past twenty years? The Agile Manifesto was signed in 2001. Companies and teams have been discovering the agile framework and new ways to work for quite a while. What did the signers get right, and what could have been improved? What parts of agile thinking may have been lost along the way and where are we going next?
Agile is now synonymous with “sprints” and “story points,” while the technical side of Agile is often forgotten. Come learn about the technical underpinnings of Agile and how they lead to true business agility.
During the conversation James addresses the following topics:
- In one sentence, what is Agile? Would you have said the same thing 20 years ago?
- What are the basics of an agile culture as is exists in 2019? How is that different than 1999?
- Since the signing of the Agile manifesto (in 2001), what do you think the signers got right? What could be improved?
- What you think of the phrase “agile at scale”?
- The manifesto says “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” yet today there are many more Agile tools available than there were in 1999. How has that changed how Agile is practiced?
- Imagine an alternate world where the phrase XP had taken hold instead of Agile. What would this look like? (Considering technical skills vs process skills?)
- If you could change anything about the way organizations practice Agile, what would you change?
- What are the remaining frontiers for Agile in your opinion?
The slides for the discussion are available here.
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