The Essence of Agile

May 11, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway
  1. quick feedback at all levels
  2. understand what is of most value for company to invest in
  3. delivering highest value quickly
  4. quick course correction
  5. continuous improvement

This requires

  1. identification of what high value is
  2. small stories
  3. collaboration to define these and implement them

Two methods I've seen invaluable for this:

  1. Minimum business increments and MBI thinking
  2. Acceptance test driven development using given-when-then (don't start with a tool)

I strongly believe initial Agile/Scrum training must include these.

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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