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Life According to Agile Methodologies

Posted by Laurie Monahan on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 @ 09:13 AM

I was fortunate to learn a lot of the now-dubbed "Agile methodologies" many years ago, when reporting to the VP of Engineering, Juan Grau, at Proxim. He taught his teams to start by building the minimum viable product among many other agile methodologies. 

Here they are:

  1. Build the minimum viable product in order to produce often (aka start small)
  2. Break big projects (called stories about customers needs in Agile) into small tasks and assign them to people 
  3. Short documentation
  4. Track progress
  5. Weekly sprints
  6. Daily standups
  7. Continuously evaluate our own performance and make improvements 

I have used a lot of these methodologies in life, for many years, because they work. Below I give some examples where it has helped me, and my family, to succeed.

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Tags: Constantly improve, Agile Methodologies, start small