At the heart of Agile, we value “individuals and interactions above processes and tools”. And yet for many years, the various Agile approaches appear to have been at war with one another. All too often, Agile is offered as a binary choice (“you are either agile or not agile”), together with the recommendation that one Agile approach (usually the one being “sold in”) is all you need. This all seems a long way from our original intention that Agile should be a collaborative, cooperative (and pragmatic) approach, targeted at delivering the best solution for the customer.
By Barbara Roberts
Signatory of the Agnostic Agile Oath &
Agile Business Consortium Director for Professional Development