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October 2016 – Agile Singapore – Martin Fowler’s Explanation of Agile

Martin Fowler compares Agile with Implementation Management

Martin’s comparison of Agile vs. “Plan-Driven,” traditional management:
Scientific Management gave us Predictive Planning and Standard Process pushed down from Management and Planners
Agile gave us Adaptive Planning and variable process decided by autonomous teams who know best how to do the work. Agile Singapore, 2016 – Martin Fowler’s Agile v. Plan-Driven. “Thanks to SAFE, [Scaled Agile for Enterprises]…we now think that SCRUM certification wasn’t so awful after all.”
“Whenever you see someone saying we have an agile process that’s going to standardize things across your organization, that’s an immediate warning sign, that’s immediately going against autonomy of teams that’s such a vital part of how agile thinking operates.”. “A late change in requirements is a competitive advantage” – Mary Poppendieck. ©2018 iiSM.ORG, All Rights Reserved. Question: to what is Agile’s plan adapting?  Changing circumstances and discovery of needs.

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