Yesterday evening I joined a panel of agile coaches at Agile Valley in Maidenhead. One of the questions we were asked as part of the 45 minute panel session was “For a complete newbie, how would you describe what ‘agile’ is”?
My answer was that “agile is a state of mind”. I live, breathe, sleep, eat agile practices. Agile is far more than having a neat backlog management tool, story points, a scrummaster, product owner and sprints; it’s not a set of processes; nor a prescriptive set of methodologies.