Core Tenets of Agile Development [#AgileTenets #AgileDevelopment]

Core Tenets of Agile Development [#AgileTenets #AgileDevelopment]

1. All One Team
2. Team and customer collaboration
3. Timeboxed Iterations
4. Embrace Change
5. Empower and Trust Teams
6. Continuous Improvement
7. Sustainable Pace

1. All One Team
Rather than spread out people and create handoffs between specialities, we move all the people into one team that can deliver the end to end solution.

This eliminates the handoffs and increases ownership and satisfaction for the solution.

2. Team and customer collaboration
Agile recognizes that is is critical for the team building the solution to work closely with the customer or/and user for that solution to make sure that we build the correct product the first time.

3. Timeboxed Iterations
Most agile approaches strive to break things down into small increments and deliver them quickly to get feedback.

They utilize a short time box where they take items all the way to done.

This creates short feedback loops and forces completion.

Today most agile teams use 2 week time boxes that are called iterations. In Scrum, the timeboxed iteration is called a sprint.

4. Embrace Change
We should not only expect change but we should accept change.

Often the circumstances change, competitive dynamics change and we learn things about the solution that change the way we deliver the solution.

So we should not just develop a plan and stick with it. We should expect things to change along the way.

5. Empower and Trust Teams
It is really important that we empower and trust our teams to deliver.

So we give them decision making authority and as much power as possible to decide how to get things done to the people actually doing the work and then once we do that we trust them to get the job done.

6. Continuous Improvement
Retrospecting frequently and looking at ways that we can get better and better over time.

7. Sustainable Pace
The team members and sponsors and end users, everybody should be able to work at the same pace indefinitely.

ADAPTED FROM:
What is Agile and Why is it Important?
Vitality Chicago

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