The Agile Manifesto presents a shift in where we focus our energy. In the Agile culture, there is a danger of focusing so heavily on the “items on the left” that we lose the value of the “items on the right”. The reality is that the Agile Manifesto deliberately focus our energies on the left side because of the mis-application of the right side items. The Manifesto’s summary statement acknowledges that the items on the right are still valued, so for this talk we’ll discuss the right context that will enable the items on the right to play the proper role where their value can be realized. This is especially critical for larger organizations that must accommodate some level of operational execution without stifling innovation.
Many times the Agile “purists” may believe you should only work for companies that understand and operate in an Agile manner. Some are extreme enough to believe all other companies are doomed and destined for bankruptcy. From my experiences when working in a large company, I believe traditional enterprises will be transformed, albeit more slowly over time. Instead of railing against the “B-side” as inherently bad, we ALL must understand how to realistic leverage these things without being consumed as the key to a rational transformation.
In this interactive presentation, we’ll walk through each of the B-side manifesto items and discuss real-world examples in application and the essential context that must be maintained in order to remain true to the Agile Mindset.