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The Shortest Version of the Agile Manifesto Ever!
I originally published this article directly on LinkedIn on April 2, 2018. It quickly began making its way around the world shortly afterwards. Needless to say, I was quite taken aback by both its popularity and the overwhelmingly positive response. It's very humbling and I am very grateful. --------- As an agile coach people are always asking me what this agile stuff is all about. Even people who think they know are often surprised by what is actually is. I wouldn't even try to count the number of words that have been written about...
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Is Your Organization Prepared to Adopt Agile Successfully?


Since the writing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, agile software development has made major gains in popularity. As I write this, that increasing momentum shows no sign of lessening any time soon. However, like all popular movements in business (or society), agile doesn’t always mean the same thing to all people. This is where the struggle to adopt agile software development begins. But couple the confusion stemming from what agile really means with a fundamental lack of knowledge of what kind of environment agile software development needs in order...

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Scrum vs Kanban

What Is Scrum?

Scrum is an iterative, ritualized, process-driven agile software product development framework created by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Their official guide can be found at http://www.scrumguides.org/. Scrum organizes software product development around three foundational pillars; artifacts, roles, and meetings, that control the flow of work through the Scrum framework.

Scrum Artifacts

The Scrum artifacts are the product backlog, the sprint backlog, and the product/software increment. The product backlog is composed of prioritized product backlog items (epics, user stories, and bugs). The sprint backlog is composed of...

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What is ‘Agile’ software development?
Agile refers to a set of principles in software development that provides a different perspective from the traditional dependency-based project management methodology known as Waterfall. Agile also encompasses the set of software development methodologies (Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Scrum, eXtreme Programming, etc.) created around those principles.

Origins of Agile

Prior to 2001, Agile was not much of a software industry buzzword, even though DSDM (first introduced in the UK in 1994), Scrum (first introduced in the US in 1995), and eXtreme Programming (XP) (first introduced in the US in 1999) had all been around...
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