'Agnostic Agile' by Stefano La Porta & Toms Rusovs

'Agnostic Agile' by Stefano La Porta & Toms Rusovs

Being agile is all about embracing change. Therefore, the notion of agility should apply to the process itself. If it is not changing over time, chances are, you are not being agile. In today’s dynamic business environment, we should be careful with “one-size-fits-all” frameworks and rather tailor the process to people and context. In this talk, we will focus on the mind-set, principles and values required to become Agnostic Agile.


Agile Latvia

July 07, 2017


  1. Agnostic Agile #NoAgileDogmas A G I L E D A

    Y R I G A 2 0 1 7
  2. F O O D F O R T H O

    U G H T
  3. a fixed, especially religious, belief or set of beliefs that

    people are expected to accept without any doubts (noun) dogma http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/dogma
  4. T O M S R U S O V S

    S T E F A N O L A P O R T A ...but these are our own thoughts and opinions.
  5. S C R U M data from The 11th annual

    State of Agile Report 58%
  6. data from The 11th annual State of Agile Report S

    C R U M
  7. Scrum

  8. Agile Scrum Kanban DSDM FDD Lean XP Crystal ASD

  9. Agile Scrum

  10. whip shield

  11. a person who has very strong opinions about something, and

    tries to make other people have them too: a [insert your favorite framework] zealot (noun) zealot http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/zealot
  12. Respect other frameworks and their practitioners AGNOSTICAGILE.ORG

  13. Being Agile Doing Agile

  14. Cargo Cult

  15. Don't kill agility with agile processes

  16. Mindset Principles Values

  17. the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs,

    of a particular group of people at a particular time (noun) culture http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/culture
  18. EMBRACE CHANGE Inspect & Adapt

  19. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over

    comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan Agile Manifesto
  20. The pyramid Trust Empower Build Inspect & Adapt

  21. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become

    more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
  22. Fr-Agile

  23. a half-hearted attempt at following a few select software development

    practices, poorly Andy Hunt writing about "flaccid agile"
  24. from Scrum-but to Scrum-why

  25. Expanding the mindset Build Clarify Own Inspect & Adapt Inspect

    & adapt again
  26. SHU HA RI

  27. None
  28. Learn the Agile frameworks Bend the rules to your context

    Break the rules & find new approaches
  29. Take the training wheels off

  30. The Cynefin Framework Complex Emergent practice Good practice Best practice

    Novel practice Chaotic Complicated Simple
  31. Ability to change is a muscle

  32. A purpose to believe in Reinforcement systems Embrace learning Consistent

    role models Four principles for change mindset McKinsey
  33. Trying new things over sticking with what we know Trusting

    experience over third-party certification Learning from peers over training courses Choosing effective practices over MethodologyBrand™ allegiance #CSSTWP
  34. Dogma lacks context

  35. You know the context

  36. Thank you

  37. The magic Friday

  38. Brain merge