Ok, the Agile approach was founded to focus on continuous improvement, scope flexibility, team input, and delivering essential quality products to customers. We believe that by taking some of the ideas behind this approach that has been successfully adopted by many projects, the Agile Growth Mindset approach can be tailored to ensure that all types of businesses can growth sustainably and effortlessly.
So what is behind the Agile movement for software development and project management. It can be summarised based upon its overriding manifesto and its 12 principles. These are reprinted below.
‘We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
1 Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
2 Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
3 Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
4 Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
5 Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
6 The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
7 Working software is the primary measure of progress.
8 Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
9 Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
10 Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
11 The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
12 At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.
So by changing the manifesto and 12 principles from ‘software’ & ‘development’ to ‘growth’, this is why we believe that the same manifesto and principles will be effective in growing businesses. In the coming insight blogs and pages on our website we will show you are to use these to sustainably grow your business and empower your teams to keep growth happening at an accelerated pace.
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