“It is good to see a fresh look into the Agile ways of working which to me seems more adaptive and inclusive now.…I had presented the Agile 2 values to my leadership and happy to report that it has been received well. I must say that in Agile 2 the ideas have been designed very well.”
– a self-described Agile 2 enthusiast
Introduction to Agile 2®
The Agile experiment was only a partial success: Agile now needs to pivot!
The Agile movement took us away from big up-front plans, micromanagement, and projects-by-numbers. It shifted the focus from big initiatives to small teams, from big promises to incremental deliveries, and from handoffs between specialists to collaboration and self-sufficiency.
But it dismissed the importance of leadership, structure, forethought, and individual differences. It defined one-size-fits-all practices, often favoring some styles of work over others, and too often defined by frameworks or methodologies that were pushed in an all-or-nothing way by their most ardent advocates. Despite its technical roots, Agile also quickly devalued the importance of engineering; and it did not even mention the importance of information and data – things that were strategically important when Agile was born and are even more so today.
These are not small things. We therefore realized that a fresh start was needed – not an incremental one: a start that is informed by the first Agile experiment, but that does not hesitate to make major departures: a new beginning. We call it Agile 2.
Read a summary of Agile 2 here.
If you want to read more about why we think an improved Agile is needed, please read The Case for Agile 2.
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Some Agile 2 Talks
ContinuousX podcast: Season 2 Episode 9 With Cliff Berg on Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile:
Lisa Cooney: Agile 2 and DevOps – and Why We Need Both:
Unusually Well-Informed Podcast:
Lisa Cooney at DevOps Days DC 2021: Why DevOps Needs Agile 2
Murray Robinson at Scrum Masters of the Universe: What is Agile 2?
Agile 2 and How Agile Has Changed, at Access Agile
Lisa at DevOps DC Meetup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEal6G1Kr_g (first few minutes were not recorded)
Lisa at Agile Xpertise
Murray’s talk for Agile Melbourne:
Agile PATH event (Agile 2 talk begins at 1:35:00):
Shane Hastie of InfoQ interviews Raj and Cliff about Agile 2:
Lisa at AgileNOVA—Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile
Riphah International University Agile 2 symposium (2021-May-22):
- Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7O9oJ8Toy8
- Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG304piWslY
Lisa’s talk for Expert Agile Club:
UNCAGED With Lisa Cooney
Lisa’s talk for Enterprise Agile
Talk at Agile Xpertise meetup:
Salah Elleithy’s Coaching Conversation:
Lisa’s talk at Agile20Reflect:
Cliff’s Future talk at Agile20Reflect:
Some Agile 2 Articles
Gov DevSecOps Hub: “Agile 2: A New Hope”
Raj’s article “The Missing Interface Between Agile and Leadership”:
In Project Management Today: