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Agile and Process

Agile manifesto explicitly states that agile values individual and interactions over process and tool

Agile manifesto explicitly states that agile values individual and interactions over process and tool.

 

What does it really mean? Does it mean…

…do not be a slave to the process, or

…it is not necessary to have a clearly defined way of working, or

…every individual can choose to work in his own way, or

…every team should decide their own way of working, or

…within the guiding framework of the methodology adopted, the team should tailor it to suit its liking.

What is a Process?

  • Daily stand-up meeting?
  • Daily build?
  • Code peer review?
  • Writing regression test?
  • Retrospective meeting?
  • Source version management?

I can go on and on with this list but the point is if you have decided to adopt some of them would you allow a team member to not follow it?

Would you allow one team to drop the practice?

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Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com.
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