The word “agile” has two different connotations.
- As a general adjective, and
- As a more specific reference to a methodology or framework that is based on principles and practices based on the Agile Manifesto.
In the context of a general adjective, the Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word agile as:1
Marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace <an agile dancer>.
Having a quick resourceful and adaptable character <an agile mind>.
Quick and well‐coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
Active; lively: an agile person.
Marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She's 95 and still very agile.
Both of those definitions are probably very appropriate in the context of an Agile Project Manager.
- A cross‐functional Agile team moves quickly and autonomously with fluidity and grace without an excessive amount of external direction and orchestration.
- An Agile project approach is very adaptive to volatile and uncertain environments as necessary rather than being locked in to a well‐defined plan that might be difficult to change.
- Agile people are very resourceful, high‐energy people who are able to think quickly in a variety of different circumstances.
- You will often see Agile capitalized. In this context, the word “Agile" refers to a specific methodology or framework that is based on the principles and practices based on the Agile Manifesto.
- In actual practice, the ...