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Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World by Vinod Sankaranarayanan

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Chapter 5. Being Agile

The fundamental philosophies of Agile are enshrined in the Agile Manifesto. It states,

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.

Being Agile is perhaps one of the more important aspects of an ownership transfer exercise. After all, in these cases, we often begin exercises with nebulous expectations of the outcome. Teams are eclectic collections of individuals gathered from different organizations. Strong undercurrents and conflicting objectives can drive team behavior. In such ...

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