What is Agile?
Agile is a type of an organizational culture. The key premise is the observation that the requirements of clients evolve throughout the duration of a project.
In IT, it is a group of software development methods based on iterations and increments.
Agile became popular in other fields too. Try it out in your own business.
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
- Working software over comprehensive documentation.
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
- Responding to change over following a plan.
In Agile, the team plays a crucial role.
The team is a whole, not a sum of its parts. Together, they establish goals, needs, determine the level of time-consumption and KPIs. The team is self-organizing. They monitor the metrics on daily bases and treat them as indicators of the effects of their work.
What business value does Agile bring?
Most of all, you get to see the effects of work and the feedback from the market quickly. You do not need to wait for postponed deadlines. You minimize the risk that the outcome of your work will not meet the needs of your clients.