It’s here! Announcing the launch of our Agnostic Agile Slack Community!

So, we’ve done it! Agnostic Agile now has over 1000 global members. With this significant milestone and the announcement of our 2018 Roadmap few months ago, we are thrilled to share with you the launch of our Agnostic Agile Slack Channel!

To join, simply click the link below:

Agnostic Agile Slack Community

We’ve established a global community of professionals. The objective of this Community is to provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Connect with a large global network of agnostic agile professionals and experts in the industry and benefit from novel ideas
  • Be integral part and contribute to this amazing and growing global movement by writing articles, blogs and by participating in podcasts
  • Influence our overall Strategy and Training Roadmap through feedback and suggestion
  • Share your Agnostic Agile Stories: with the support of a large experienced network, you can learn, grow, share. provide mentoring or get mentoring and coaching support

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Where Agile is Being

Preface

Here I discuss some of my thoughts on the Agile Industry in general and suggest that it is not necessarily innovating, but rather Agile has gotten stuck. I will suggest that this is largely due to the overt focus on doing agile whilst not paying enough attention to being agile. Finally, we will see that Agnostic Agile helps to bridge this gap through its twelve principles and its ongoing publication of content.

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Is Agile not simply the use of common sense?

By Karin Schijf

My goal as an Agile coach is to really help the client. To make sure we move along in an Agile way with the ever-faster and ever-changing circumstances. For example, to stay ahead of your competitors, to improve quality, and to adjust and modernise certain ways of working. With improved business results as the outcome of the process.
I have noticed that certain organisations have turned Agile into somewhat of a goal, rather than a tool. Organisations that boast about their high Agile maturity are not necessarily the frontrunners in their industry or field. Common sense remains important in order to obtain results. Is the way we work today still logical, considering everything we know now that we didn’t know yesterday?

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The Biggest Question when Scaling Agile 

By Michael Küsters

This article was first published on Fail Fast Move On on November 17, 2016
Pretty much every large company states, “We need an agile scaling framework”.
I do agree that when 50+ developers need to collaborate, then a scaling framework provides massive benefits. There is one question left unanswered. One unspoken, unchallenged assumption looms like a specter over every scaling approach. Before asking this question, I will list out the reasons why it needs to be answered.


Are you asking the right question?

Creating Complex Products

A complex system has, by definition, a fairly high complexity. A common assumption is that Divide+Conquer (D+C) is a good way to approach complex problems: Split one big problem into many smaller problems, distribute these and bring the solution back together. Sounds promising.
A Scaling framework can then be used to maximize the effectiveness of the D+C approach.

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Freeing Practices – introductory talk to Agnostic Agile (slides)

Frameworks provide the common language, guidance, events and ceremonies that govern how things “get done around here” for a lot of organisations, and they provide a great starting point. But how much common ground do they actually have?

The agile ‘industry’ suffers from a lot of dysfunction between practitioners, competing certification bodies and branded frameworks and methods. We still see people vehemently aligned to a single framework or method, disregarding others, and ultimately perpetuating the ‘one size fits all’ mentality. This is inherently not agile and is not true to the manifesto.
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