Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick
• Agile thinking • Wicked problems and Gordian knots• Jumping over the silos • Working with iterative development cycles• Lean thinking • Traditional business analysis
Jack Be Nimble
You have no doubt gathered by now that we are using the word agile to mean adaptable, nimble, open-minded, and responsive. We know that when a team is behaving in an open-minded manner, the team members are able to change their approach, admit that an idea might not be the best one, and bring about a far better outcome. And while we think the expressions, “think in an agile way,” “have an agile mind-set,” and so on are admirable, they are not much use to us unless we have some practical guidelines on how we might think this way. ...