Technically, Agile2016 is not software, BUT, Agile2016 is about product delivery. It is a product of hard work of countless volunteers, track and submission reviewers, sponsors, companies, and the people who attend. And while I know that there was probably copious amounts of documentation and communication in paper form, the end game is not and … Continue reading Agile2016: Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation
As an agilist, I sometimes get worried over what I would call the "consumerization" of Agile. Along the way it feels as though it has become less of the anti-command-and-control, return to the people, transformative movement and has become - more or less - a way for all of consultants to make money. It has … Continue reading Agile2016: Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools
I might be going a bit overboard on Agile this week with blogs, primarily because I'm at Agile2016, one of the largest gathering of us weirdo, hippie agilists - along side some still buttoned up folks - in the United States. Upon walking in I was met by a wonderful group of volunteers; ready and … Continue reading Agile 2016: The First 12 1/2 minutes
Recently, MATRIX partnered with The Food Movement to host a take on their “Team Building with Taste” that we called “Cooking with Agile.” The idea came from the concept that other activities can provide a working analogy of how we should work with Agile. This is a video that talks about the event.
Oftentimes at MATRIX, we talk with prospective customers about the common sense of Agile. While it can be a big investment and challenging to transform corporate cultures, the concepts, principles, and practices are actually pretty common. I know it sounds crazy, but the ideas that we use in high-tech and corporate organizational agility are very close to the way that other disciplines operate!