Agile Reading Glasses

Agility is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. In order to see what's behind agility you need the Agile Reading Glasses!

The Agile Reading Glasses are made up by 4 main parts:

  1. Empirical Process Control
  2. Pull Principle
  3. Lean Thinking
  4. Iterative & Incremental

Empirical Process Control

To develop a product or deliver a service you can use three different ways to control workflow: defined process control, statistical process control, and empirical process control. In order to achieve a cost-effective and low-risk approach to process control, you need to start from empirical and move towards defined, with small incremental steps to maintain control.

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Agile Reading Glasses: Process Control

Pull Principle

From System Thinking we know that each system of work produces distinct behaviors. We know two major systems of work: the Push System and the Pull System. If you want innovation and creative solutions, you should implement a pull system. A pull system focuses on collaboration and is goal- and value-oriented.

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Agile Reading Glasses: Push and Pull

Lean Thinking

Lean thinking places a strong emphasis on clients and value. It aims at reducing the amount of wasteful activities by focusing on what is necessary for fulfilling clients’ expectations and removing everything that doesn’t add value for the clients.

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Lean Thinking by Benjamin Felis

Iterative & Incremental

An Iterative & Incremental approach, which starts by validating our assumptions and problem statement, allows for faster and more accurate development of a solution that will meet customers’ expectations.

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Agile Reading Glasses: Iterative and Incremental