“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.
Please join the LinkedIn group! And if you are interested in deep discussion about agility, unhindered by LinkedIn’s character lengths and algorithmic interference, check out the Constructive Agility community!
Buy an Agile 2 tee shirt! – Help to spread the word!
All profits to us are donated automatically by the supplier to animal rescue charities for cats and dogs
Some Agile 2 Talks
BAC Madrid (in-person event):
Enterprise Agility World Conference:
Enterprise Agility World Podcast:
No Nonsense Podcast: Raj Nagappan on Agile 2
ContinuousX podcast on Agile 2:
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: