Sparkling the Second Wave of Agile Revolution

Roland Flemm
OrgTopologies™
Published in
4 min readNov 14, 2023

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TL;DR

Is Agile dead? It depends on what you mean by ‘Agile’. If you mean that the organizations are not getting the promised benefits because they were focusing too much on the team-level agile ways of working — then we are in agreement. It is a misunderstanding of Agility that led us down a dead-end.

At Org Topologies, we see bright sparks, signs of the second wave of agile, emphasizing both in-team and inter-team collaboration. And we want to support and amplify it.

“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” Preface to the Agile Manifesto.

And we still are!

The discourse is on

We hear constant whispers and loud voices saying: “Agile is dead!” While such statements could be dismissed as mere hyperbole, they open up a fascinating discourse. Is the Agile movement truly dead? Or has its meaning been relegated merely to represent team-level agility?

We’ve discussed this topic on LinkedIn, and the quoted below post attracted thousands of views and hundreds of reactions:

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Roland Flemm
OrgTopologies™

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