Thursday, June 15, 2017

Agnostic Agile

As experienced agile practitioners and as people responsible for agile change and transformation, we should recognize the importance of being agnostic with agility at any level. This means one size does not fit all, one framework is not the answer, and the 'what' and 'how' should be suited to client context and to a wider strategic vision.

We should take this very seriously. Our work is to help our clients attain the right level of agility that meets their needs, our work is not to create framework lock-ins nor to limit how agility can be applied to the organization, whether at team levels or at scale.

This means we as agile practitioners must strive to be masters of our craft, understand and practice at least two formally established frameworks or methods, uphold good conduct between ourselves and others, and help to nurture and grow our community of agile practitioners.

Sam Zawadi created an initiative to spread this important message. The Agnostic Agile Oath. This oath is a manifestation of these intentions, distilled succinctly into a simple list of agreements. Go check it out, and sign when you agree.
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Henrico Dolfing