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Are We Agile Yet? Are We Agile Yet?

January 18, 2010

That question is not nearly as irritating as “Are we there yet?” being chanted ceaselessly from the backseat on a long summer road trip.  But I have heard it asked in many development shops who are trying to “become agile”.  The question is somewhat puzzling.  What is the real intent of their question?  Are they looking for a blessing “Yea, thou art agile.  Now go forth and Scrum.”?  Is “agile” a badge they are looking to wear?  If so, they are missing the point.  They need to ask a better question.

 Agile is more about the journey than a specific destination.  You should maintain awareness of how well the journey is going instead of how long you’ve been traveling.  How can we explain this, in a simple manner … Read More

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3 comments

  1. Hey Bob! Nice point! We’ve written about that in our blog as well, back in 2008:
    http://www.targetprocess.com/blog/2008/10/are-we-agile-yet-grrrrr.html


  2. Just goes to show Olga, some things never change….or at least take a long time to change.


    • That’s so very true 🙂 as it goes about “are we agile yet?” question



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