Why I feel natural with Agile principles

I have been working in an Agile environment for some years, and I have always felt at my ease. Why? In a short, because the 12 Agile principles are ‘common sense’ to me, I feel well and easy to understand and apply them.

The 12 Agile principles

Let’s take them one by one.

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Scrum and Kanban: what are the differences?

Scrum and Kanban: what are the differences?

When talking about Agile, Scrum and Kanban are among the most notorious frameworks. One used to hear: “I want to do Agile, let’s perform Scrum or Kanban”. Because they distinctly bring added-value to specific contexts, this is relevant to keep in mind their very own particularities.

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4 reasons Daily Stand-up meeting is useful for the whole team and its members

The Daily Standup meeting

Some days ago, a colleague told me:

– « Some people in my department run a daily meeting of one hour, sometimes even more. No agenda, barely some actions to be taken, only debating about ideas. »

– (Me): « Why do not they use Scrum approach and especially the Daily Stand-up meeting? »

– « This would be the same problem, daily meeting is not useful. This is better to do meeting when necessary. »

– « A short (and timeboxed) meeting is very useful », here is why…

The Daily Stand-up meeting (DS) must be done in 15 minutes maximum and involve maximum 9 people. It is a mandatory components of Scrum framework and is very enriching and useful for these reasons:

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