Agile outside of Software Development

If you are not even sure if agile is for you, check out this post I did a couple of days ago about “Is agile for you?”.

When we talk about agile, most of us are referencing the manifesto of 2001. The thing is, after 18 years it has grown a bit more than that.

Yesterday, in my Facebook travel on the agile groups I saw this question.

This got me thinking. What happens if you just replace the word software for the word product?

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working product over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

It also works if you go to the principles.

Yes, the manifesto was created for Software Development, it’s in the name “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, but does that mean you cannot apply it to other industries?

We need to forget about the buzz words and what they should mean, and instead focus on the underlying values and principles that created those buzzwords.



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