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Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira

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Foundations of Agile

Agility is more attitude than process, more environment than methodology.

—Jim Highsmith

During one of my agile seminars, I ask people “What is Agile?” I bring up a list that includes, “Agile is a methodology,” “Agile is a process,” “Agile is a set of practices,” and “Agile is a set of tools.” I see a lot of heads nodding in the affirmative, believing that some or all of these are what Agile is. Then I cross them all out and bring up a single line that says, “Agile is a set of values and principles.” Some have an aha! moment.

Figure 6-1. Though there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left ...

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