What does it mean to be agile?
Teams who invest time in proper planning tend to have a better understanding of long-term goals for the product, and more realistic strategies for achieving those goals.
The model tells us the mindset is the most powerful of the layers that make up agile. It is where ‘being agile’ comes from, rather than ‘doing agile’, which is the domain of the inner rings of the onion.
- Agile is iterative, meaning that it is done in pieces (sprints), with each sprint building and improving off the lessons from the previous sprint.
- Agile is an approach and a mindset.
- Agile project management is all about efficient communication over documentation, convoluted email chains, or excessive meetings.
- Agile is about producing tangible, working results after each iteration.