The value of agile methods is the success that attends frequent, incrementally delivered features and functions, even in the swirl of complex and uncertain requirements.
Almost any methodology can be made to work on some project. Any methodology can manage to fail on some project. Heavy processes can be successful. Light processes are more often successful, and more importantly, the people on those projects credit the success to the lightness of the methodology.
This chapter is a quick read about management principles for agile projects—guidelines for actions and behaviors. Agile is about delivering business value quickly—quicker than needs change in business and market cycles—and about being adaptive and ...