In January 2001, a group of programmers decided to go to the ski slope together. An innocent foray did not promise to be a place that will globally change management concepts for the next decades. It was in these circumstances that the most important Agile document in the history of this trend, known as the Agile Manifesto, was signed.
What does “Agile” mean?
- Customer satisfaction is the highest priority
- Readiness to change requirements
- The more often the software is delivered, the better
- Close cooperation of teams
- Projects have to be carried out around suitably equipped teams
- Meetings are a recommended form of information flow among team members and between teams
- Working software is the primary measure of progress
- All entities involved in the process should maintain an equal pace of work
- Agility is ensured by continuous improvement of product development processes
- Minimizing the amount of work is crucial to maintaining product quality
- Self-organizing teams are the best source of effective design and architectural solutions
- It is necessary to regularly analyze work and on its basis fine-tune activities and draw accurate conclusions
Future of management
Undoubtedly, the above assumptions “spilled over” other areas, causing the value of such features as flexibility or quick response to changes to increase significantly. In addition, employers are already paying more and more attention to whether a given candidate has experience in working with the Agile method. While in the case of programmers it is not difficult to verify this, in other professions it is more difficult. This does not mean, however, that it is impossible and in my opinion, Agile influences the change of behavior at work and allows you to be more open and responsive to the upcoming changes. What are your thoughts on agile management concepts?
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