Video attributed to ChicagoRuby. I’ve made learning about, and becoming better at story telling part of my personal/professional journey to become a more effective communicator. When I saw ChicagoRuby‘s video post of Alistair Cockburn, one of my favorite agile authors/methodologists, responding to questions […]
“Agile … is an attitude, not a technique with boundaries. An attitude has no boundaries, so we wouldn’t ask ‘can I use agile here’, but rather ‘how would I act in the agile way here?’ or ‘how agile can we be, here?’”
— Alistair Cockburn
I’d like to share one of my favorite agile quotes from Alistair Cockburn, because it summarizes my own perspective so well. In my observance, many fail to differentiate agile principles from agile methodologies, and end up with a prescriptive/dogmatic view of the correct way to do or be “agile” that misses the mark.
Whether you’re working in an “Agile” or traditional delivery environment, you can find ways to apply agile principles and keep a responsive mindset.