admin2 | Jan. 11, 2022 | 4mins read

At uptechsys, we're living the Agile mindset.

You've probably heard about IT companies going Agile unless you've been living under a rock. It appears to have been the hottest "new" trend for the previous 10 years. Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, LeSS, and other frameworks or methods for implementing Agile are all examples. As many distinct frameworks as there are companies, there are many different frameworks. Every week, a new taste is introduced, and everyone is eager to try it. Agile is founded on The Agile Manifesto, which states: We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: 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. Isn't it pretty basic and to the point? However, there is a lot of space for interpretation. This is where all of the various frameworks come into play. Each framework is a group of people's take on the manifesto and how those principles may be realized. The frameworks serve as a guide to "doing Agile." Over the last several years, entire sub-industries of Agile certifications and training have exploded, promising to make you and your business the most agilely Agile team that Agile has ever seen. Except I don't believe you'll be able to do Agile. Agile or not, that is the question. Agile has always been and always will be a mindset. It's neither a thing you have nor a thing you do. It's more about how you go about your business, and, for that matter, life in general. Either you're adaptable and eager to ponder and change, or you aren't. You are receptive to input and actively incorporate it into your daily actions and behaviors. It's the way you approach things that infects everything you do. You're attempting to develop agility as a condition of being. This is one of the reasons why so many different businesses, including those outsides of IT, can and do adopt Agile thinking. What does your company's Agile journey look like? As a group? Are you following a method or inventing your own? What works and what doesn't? You can reach out to our expert at [email protected] to discuss anything Agile.