What is “Agile”
To most people, it’s a buzzword. They probably associate the word with tech startups, daily “standup” meetings, or with the division of work into short phases or “sprints”.
Quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
Active; lively: an agile person.
Marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She’s 95 and still very agile.
Quick. Well-coordinated. Responsive. Adept.
The core of agile is the Agile manifesto, a set of principles by which businesses can gear themselves towards those desirable characteristics. Those principles encourage teamwork, self-organization and accountability. These principles have been translated into a number of management methodologies, which makes “agile” an umbrella term: