Chapter 15Regular Reflection and Adaptation

At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

— Agile Manifesto, Principle 12

In many ways, the tables are turned in agile development in a way that moves responsibility, accountability, and empowerment from management to the team. Prior to agile, management was typically responsible for estimating what the team could accomplish, making scheduling commitments for the team, managing the team on a daily basis, and providing technical direction and oversight. With agile, the tables are turned and management takes a true leadership role by eliminating impediments, facilitating progress, negotiating resources, and doing whatever ...

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