‘Agile’ is not a practice. It is a quality of the organization and its people to be adaptive, responsive, continually learning and evolving—to be agile, with the goal of competitive business success and rapid delivery of economically valuable products and knowledge. One cannot do agile, although it is a common misconception that one can. Such miscommunication is related to the Agile means iterative or Agile means XP misconceptions.
What is Business Agility?
There are tons of ill-defined words in the dictionary of organization vocabulary. Agile, agility, Business Agility, Lean are terms that are widely thrown around. There is a tendency to define this to whatever one deems this to be and suits them and then claim that we are <whatever> term you want to fill there. Let’s try defining this mythical beast called “agility”.