Simple exercise for gaining a common understanding and consensus about what it means to you, the team and the organization to be Agile.
The modern world of Agile systems-software product development and delivery presupposes we work faster and better, do more with less, change continuously, and invent new ways of working. The modern formula for work appears to be:
More Success + Greater Speed + Fewer Resources + Constant Uncertainty +
Increased Competition + Quicker Time to Market.
Peoples beliefs, understanding and perspectives as well as their willingness and ability to change makes being Agile hard.
Contributing to this challenge is a proliferation of new vocabulary, new terms, old terms having new meaning, guidance, books and articles on the subject and ones interpretation of what it means to be Agile.
Goal of the exercise
Minimize frustration and waste usually associated with gaining consensus on what it means to an individual, team and organization to “be Agile”; as they work through the forming, storming, norming and performing stages of team development.
Early adoption of what it means to the individual, team, and organization to be Agile; the results of which will minimize frustration and waste.