Just a quick follow-up to my previous post.
Abstract: The Agile wave is washing over the software development world and lapping at the shores of all creative endeavors. There are buzzwords, expensive software and training consultants a-plenty! What does it really mean to be Agile, with a capital “A”? If you have daily stand-up meetings and iterations, are you Agile or just covering old ways in trendy veneer. Iterations or not, you are Agile ONLY if your actions support the principles of the Agile Manifesto. Let’s take a quick look at the practical implications of THE yard stick of Agility. If your actions support this powerful statement of human interaction, you are Agile, even if your daily “stand up” involves chairs!
Don’t miss the other presentations too. The introduction speech is a good place to start.