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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

Newton’s third law is also true in the case of agile vs waterfall, where one sprang to life as a reaction to the other. Created a few decades before the agile methodology, each phase is reliant upon the deliverables of the previous phase. What is Agile? Even though agile is popular, the history of agile is in its infancy.

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What are the focus areas of an Agile Coach?

Who is an Agile Coach? Though, there is no universal definition of what is an Agile Coach. The first Agile Coaching Competency framework was developed by Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spaydback in 2011. The model has been adopted and adapted as the application of Agile has grown over the years. Agility health radar.

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Am I Really Doing Agile?


Sometimes a team is new to agile and just wants to know if they are on the right track. A blog article describing “fake Agile” may be resonating a bit too much for comfort. First however, I suggest examining the question itself, “Am I doing Agile right?” It turns out that “agile” isn’t really a process.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field. Either way, agile offers a fast and nimble way to work that first benefited software development before expanding its reach to almost every industry. What Is Agile? You’re not alone.

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In-Depth: The Evidence-Based Business Case For Agile

What is the business case for Agile teams? We think we do well to base our beliefs about Agile more on evidence. This post is our attempt to bring an evidence-based perspective to the business case of Agile teams. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams.

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Current State and Future Prospects of Scrum and Agile Development in Japan

Since I became a Professional Scrum Trainer in November, I have been asked a lot about the current state, and the future perspectives, for Scrum and agile development in Japan, where I’ve worked for the last six years. Yet, Scrum and the principles of agile development are not as common in Japan as they are in other parts of the world.

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Why does Agile focus on values and principles rather than a prescribed set of steps?

Why does Agile focus on values and principles rather than a prescribed set of steps? Agile exists to address the idea that no predetermined set of steps will lead to a predefined outcome. In software that the production line may take the form of an automated build and deployment.

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