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Fixed vs growth mindset

In order to be successful using Agile, a growth mindset is necessary. To understand what this means, let’s first contrast a fixed mindset with a growth mindset. The fixed mindset …

Five levels of Agile planning

Planning is an inevitable part of our daily lives, and each scenario requires a level of planning. Just think of some of your day-to-day activities. How much planning actually goes …

Drexler/Sibbet team performance model

As we have mentioned before, teamwork can’t just be switched on. It takes time for a new team to ‘gel’ and an important part of this is understanding group dynamics …

Crystal

Crystal is an Agile framework focusing on individuals and their interactions, as opposed to processes and tools, and is a direct outgrowth of one of the core values articulated in …

Heart of Agile and Modern Agile

Heart of Agile and Modern Agile both came into existence because the creators looked to what has become of Agile since 2001. Heart of Agile Heart of Agile was developed …

Servant-leadership

The term servant-leadership was first made popular by Robert Greenleaf in 1970, but the idea can be traced as far back as Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching from the 5th …

Scrum

Scrum is probably the most widely recognized framework for Agile. It was invented by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland and emerged in the early 1990s. According to the Scrum Guide, …

Extreme Programming (XP)

Extreme Programming also emerged in the early 1990s and is typically associated with Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, and Ron Jeffries. Most would not believe Chrysler created this method with its …

Kanban

Kanban is one of the most popular frameworks used in Agile development and is originally a method for scheduling work, which was developed by Toyota as part of the company’s …

Predictive vs Agile frameworks

In this step, we will start off by looking at the differences between an agile approach and a predictive approach to projects. Predictive frameworks These frameworks have been around for …

What are the Agile principles?

The 12 principles described in the manifesto are important for understanding the Agile mindset. You have already been introduced to the four values of the Agile Manifesto, but the principles …

Five levels of Agile planning

Planning is an inevitable part of our daily lives, and each scenario requires a level of planning. Just think of some of your day-to-day activities. How much planning actually goes …

Extreme Programming (XP)

Extreme Programming also emerged in the early 1990s and is typically associated with Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, and Ron Jeffries. Most would not believe Chrysler created this method with its …

Drexler/Sibbet team performance model

As we have mentioned before, teamwork can’t just be switched on. It takes time for a new team to ‘gel’ and an important part of this is understanding group dynamics …