Jul 9, 2014
Dave Thomas (PragDave) has an interesting post regarding the use of the word "Agile". In it, he argues against the use of "agile" as a noun, preferring using "agility"... fair enough... but like the context driven folks, who would have us use the phrase "automated checks" instead of "automated tests", I don't really care. The argument itself may be interesting, but semantic change is a bitch; good luck!
But he also talks about "How to do something in an agile fashion"... which I found most intriguing:
What to do: • Find out where you are • Take a small step towards your goal • Adjust your understanding based on what you learned • Repeat
How to do it: When faced with two of more alternatives that deliver roughly the same value, take the path that makes future change easier.
I love the simplicity of this. Additionally, he also states: "...anyone who comes up with something bigger or more complex is just trying to sell you something."
Nice work, sir... and for that, I changed my tagline to aid your cause :)