The term Agile has multiple meanings like alert, ideal, and a set of principles. Synonymous with ‘good’, Agile is used in multiple sense by different people. Some describe it as a particular workflow while some say it defines a set of target outcomes or fundamental principles to guide actions in support of objectives.
In this article at Forbes, Steve Denning shares the ‘origin of Agile’ in software development and explains the ‘three laws of Agile’.
According to Denning, Agile was introduced into the software development industry in 2000 but it was not a proven fact. However, according to a 2017 survey cited in Computer Weekly, about three-quarters of the 300 UK and US-based CIOs surveyed and agreed that they were not ready to defend agile when it was first introduced in the industry. Half of the CIOs considered Agile as ‘an IT fad’ while the remaining half condemned agile development.
However, the fast shift in opinion and rapid developments have changed the perception and mindset of the Agile users. As per a recent Deloitte and McKinsey survey, over 90 percent of C-Suite executives give top priority to the methodology while less than 10 percent perceive that their current firms are ‘highly agile.’
A Paradigm Shift
After decades of agile implementation and constant rethinking, business agility has brought a paradigm shift in management decision. Now, Agile has certainly gained diverse perspectives, especially for those who are still stuck between old and new methodologies. Agile was, is and will continue to be a topic of different thinking, understanding, and implementation in the real world.
Three key laws of the customers, small team and the network are the key anecdotes of the agile mindset. The firms actively aiming to turn Agile or respond faster than their competitors to the Agile mindset, need to keep all the three laws in mind. Those who have mastered the paradigm shift, they are the ones revolutionizing the business world. Click on the following link to gain in-depth learning about the Agile laws: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2018/09/16/why-finding-the-real-meaning-of-agile-is-hard/#21f733bd6958