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Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects by Barbee Davis

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What Are Agile Practices and How Do They Work?

As described in the background of Agile principles in Chapter 3, ideas from several business theories of the 19th and 20th centuries merged to form the foundation of Agile principles. People are not interchangeable cogs in a machine, but rather, as Drucker expressed, they are knowledge workers who are needed in order to solve the massive, ongoing business problems that organizations face. Plus, organizations are nothing without customers, so we need to work toward providing customer value, not only toward making money. McGregor added the concept that people, when managed appropriately, are motivated ...

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