By Published On: October 21st, 2017

Jason Little

A few days after participating in Change Management Review’s Second Virtual Change Summit, Jason Little posted this article to LinkedIn. He begins by confirming the level of interest—and confusion—that agile has generated in the past few years. “When I started learning about agile, there were six books, a manifesto, and the same nine people at every meetup. It was simple. Today, there are 72 frameworks, and tens of thousands of pundits claiming expertise in agile, so it’s no surprise that if you want to learn about what agile is, it’s confusing as hell.”

Jason challenges today’s agile environment; instead, he proposes the creation of your organization’s “agile change manifesto” based on the agile manifesto.

  • “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.”

If you are looking for a good primer on agile, this is the place to start.

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