Monthly Post Archive: December 2016

December 30 2016

Article by one of the originators of the Agile Manifesto, Dave Thomas, on how "Agile" has lost its way.

For example, compare Deloitte's 2016 'Agile Landscape' with...

The original values from the "Manifesto for Agile Software Development":

  • Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools
  • Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation
  • Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation, and
  • Responding to Change over Following a Plan

What to do:

  • Find out where you are
  • Take a small step towards your goal
  • Adjust your understanding based on what you learned +Repeat

How to do it:

When faced with two or more alternatives that deliver roughly the same value, take the path that makes future change easier.

December 16 2016

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal."