The future of Agile (is in the small)

Where Agile is synonymous to ‘adaptive’, organizational adaptiveness comes through small, networked communities and ecosystems collaborating. This will happen inside organizations, and across organizations. For many organizations the challenge is how to adopt such organizational setup. It is a critical challenge because it is the only way to wake up from the latent coma caused […]

The Agile Paradigm (who said it was going to be easy?)

The domination of software development by a paradigm of industrial views and beliefs, a copy-paste of old manufacturing routines and theories, got us in a crisis. The attempts to overcome this crisis by fortifying the industrial approach are without result. The flaws and problems are huge, known and well documented. The crisis largely continues to this day. The seeds of a new […]

Definition of… Agile

There is no final ‘definition of Agile’, no silver bullet / fits all approach. ‘Agile’ is not even one tangible method, but holds the common principles to a number of methods, that are as such stated in the Agile Manifesto. I try to address this topic with the presentation of key characteristics. For both ‘Agile’ […]

Definition of… Agile Testing

The book Implementing Lean Software Development (from concept to cash) by Mary and Tom Poppendieck gave me an additional perspective and language (terminology) on quality and testing, thus enriching my existing insights. Traditional testing is focused too much on bug hunting, mostly after a development cycle and including a devious rewarding or penalty policy. There […]

Definition of… Agile Planning

In The adoption of Agile I stated that ‘Agile’ is not one method, but a set of common principles and practices. The same goes for ‘Agile Planning’. I created my My.Fragility framework iteratively over the various software development projects I mastered, all serving to realize a (negotiable) scope within a certain timeframe. The included Product […]