Jon recently asked (at 14:00 of episode 3 of the podcast) what’s Agile and what’s not.
Do you ever hear “Oh, that’s not Agile” as a pejorative? There’a a lot of controversy – even a heated debate – about what constitutes the minimum necessary to still be considered “Agile”.
Agile, of course, is not one method, but a collection of related methods. The term “agile” indicates (for us) a nimbleness or adaptability of these related methods.
Could you boil Agile down into Iteration (the inspect-and-adapt cycle) and Incrementalism (breaking deliverables down into small units of business value)?
What about respect for people? How about an un-ending obsession with eliminating waste (kaizen)? Are these elements that you couldn’t live without?
What else? Let us know.