Current state of Agile values and practices evolution


Here follow some contributions to the evolution and understanding of Agile values and practices from Kent Beck.


Evolution of Agile Values
  • Team vision and discipline over individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Validated learning over working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer discovery over customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Initiating change over responding to change over following a plan
You can read more about it in this Forbes article: Innovation: Applying "Inspect & Adapt" To The Agile Manifesto
And you can watch this presentation: Startup Lessons Learned

The 5th Agile Value
  • Critical thinking and independent judgment over the cult of personality and cult leaders

Evolution of Agile Practices
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Immunization
  • Live A/B Testing
  • 2-way live data migration
  • Kanban
  • Cynefin
  • Bootstrap financing
  • Defect zero

The evolution pointed by Kent Beck is driven by the increasing frequency of releases in production from annual to hourly .
The practices are discussed in this presentation Software G-Forces: The Effects of Acceleration, and here are the slides Software G-Forces.


Involution of Agile Values
On the opposite side stand this ironic manifesto: Manifesto for Half-Arsed Agile Software Development
And see also the http://darkagilemanifesto.org/
No method, methodology or framework is immune to abuse, misuse and misunderstandings, indeed.
And there is no 1-size-fit-all methodology but only contextual fitness for purpose.


Other evolutions of Agile Values and Practices?
Are there other publicly  documented evolutions of Agile practices, values, theory ?
Point them out in the comments!



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Gravatar # re: Current state of Agile values and practices evolution
by Kim B at 10/23/2012 11:30 AM

I like how you are putting together how agile is changing. And then asking for more ideas.
Cynefin and the Cognitive Edge methods are now coming under the umbrella of evolution of agile.
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