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That's just it Joshua, with so many definitions and terminology floating around, people will never agree on exactly what it is. But then they don't need to. Let's take "project management" for example. It sounds straightforward as if most practitioners would agree on what it is. But the definition would vary in my view more than Agile. Having said that, there are some keywords that are associated with certain ideas, principles, frameworks etc. It may be beneficial to consider thee keywords, rather than try and construct a sentence using these them along with other nouns, verbs and adjectives in a million combinations. Keywords such as flexibility, adaptation, transparency, inspection, iterative deliverables, welcoming change etc.
Hold on, let me grab my popcorn ....
Could turn out into an interesting debate...
I guess I should keep an eye here
Where is Sergio?
This mostly becomes an issue of, should I fill out the formal project paperwork and budgeting requests for this and issue formal updates through the usual channels, or should I just shove it through and get it done.
I have had small script requests come through that we expect to only take a couple of days, those we shove through - most of the time I just write them myself and be done with it. When the work expectation meets a couple of weeks we tend to debate a bit on whether it meets the definition of a "project" within the organization.
It may be different for others but this what worked for us.
Now Agile is completely different. We have not defined it yet because we have not done much in the past. But I do think it is something that your company needs to set for yourselves using the industry knowledge available.
Nice question!!! But where can I find this definition?? In PMBOK version 6???
Sorry for joining late to the party, but here I am (hehehehe). Agile was "formaly" born in 1990 inside the USA DoD NSF/Agility Forum which took place inside the Leihigh University trying to find an alternative to Lean (because of that Lean and Agile are not the same). It was moved by one seminal article published in middle 1980 in the USA named "Agile Manufacturing". Time after people that have methods to create software products and those methods were created taken Lean model they created the Manifesto (the word "software" is inside the name becasue a reason). The definitions created into the Forum are Agile:A way of thought and behave whose focus is the increase of value for the client and the quality", agility: "Be able respond to a wide variety of unexpected external surprises and create external surprises.Being agile will assist businesses who face unpredictable circumstances"
This is a short article published by the PMI:
"Perfectly Positioned", http://www.pmnetwork-digital.com/pmnetwork/april_2016?pg=73#pg73
Here some articles that I think could help to understand that Agile is not a synonim of software and in this case take the whole potential of Agile:
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