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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.

If you want to read more about why we think a new Agile is needed, please read The Case for Agile 2. Read the Values and Principles. Read a synopsis of the Values and Principles.

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Posters

Some Agile 2 Talks

FutureCIO
https://futurecio.tech/podchats-for-futurecio-how-agile-2-re-aligns-agile-for-the-new-normal/

In CXOInsights
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1041739/8693176

Riphah International University Agile 2 symposium (2021-May-22):

Lisa’s talk for Expert Agile Club:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIu9bqNJU64

ICAgile Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YSgXYPMpsA

Talk at Agile Xpertise meetup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40KCCvnmbEo

Salah Elleithy’s Coaching Conversation:
https://soundcloud.com/sparkagility/the-coaching-conversation-with-cliff-berg

Lisa’s talk at Agile20Reflect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts9ywVo8iYA

Cliff’s Future talk at Agile20Reflect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHRl1QBE37o

Some Agile 2 Articles

DZone:
https://dzone.com/articles/old-versus-new-agile

Startup Valley:
https://www.startupvalley.news/uk/agile-2-academy-leadership/

UK Tech News:
https://uktechnews.co.uk/2021/03/14/keeping-it-agile-new-book-aimed-at-modernising-old-software-processes-launches/

CIO Association of Canada:
https://www.ciocan.ca/press-release-keeping-it-agile-new-book-aimed-at-modernising-old-software-processes-launches/

PM Today:
https://www.pmtoday.co.uk/why-data-is-essential-for-agile-today/

Raj’s article “The Missing Interface Between Agile and Leadership”:
https://medium.com/swlh/the-missing-interface-between-agile-and-leadership-3ac73050b783

Philippa’s article:
https://www.ccpace.com/agile-2-heads-and-tails/

DZone:
https://dzone.com/articles/why-agile-2-is-not-a-manifesto

BetaNews:
https://betanews.com/2021/02/03/enterprises-need-agile-approach-qa/

Dataversity:
https://www.dataversity.net/remote-it-work-encourages-new-agile-approach/

NewsBreak, TechInvestorNews:
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2157043653537/why-financial-enterprises-need-to-take-a-more-agile-approach-qa

Authority Magazine:
https://medium.com/authority-magazine/author-cliff-berg-how-businesses-pivot-and-stay-relevant-in-the-face-of-disruptive-technologies-5c06eab7f737

In Dataconomy:
https://dataconomy.com/2020/12/agile-2-a-new-hope/

In TechTarget:
https://searchapparchitecture.techtarget.com/news/252492739/New-Agile-2-development-aims-to-plug-gaps-complement-DevOps

In Hackernoon:
https://hackernoon.com/how-modern-technology-has-changed-agile-methodology-iz22342c

In Project Management Today:
https://www.pmtoday.co.uk/agile-2-a-new-model-for-embracing-asynchronous-communication-and-remote-work/

TechRadar:
https://www.techradar.com/news/agile-vs-agile-2-whats-the-difference