Dances with Chaos
Chaos is a difficult word in the context of agile. I would assume that many antagonists of agile would agree on that definition
When 17 developers met to define the manifesto, there has been a tie between the word “agile” and “adaptive”. “agile” just has been chosen because “adaptive” has been used by one of the members before.
I used “chaos” in the context of the Cynefin Framework.
Maybe a better approach would be:
- navigating complexity, avoiding chaos
I like “adaptive” - and we’d likely have no one trying to sell us some “adaptive” the way they peddle “agile”
Hard to make adaptive a noun
(Re)discover fun at work!
Do less, sooner, together. Repeat.
I just did an update on the post A Dictionary of Agile Language - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE and used the list to recalled the things that make agile different from a traditional development approach (it is very close to what we can find in the agile manifest already):
- value work in teams
- bring timely results
- continuously consider improvements for users
This brings me to the following 5 words describing agile:
Working together on timely improvements
Any anagram that ends in a question mark is awesome. Full stop.