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What is Agile?

Agile working increases your job satisfaction. You have more influence on what you do and how you do it. Together with your team, you devise the solution to the customer's question or wish.

But what exactly is agile?

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What is Agile?

Agile stands for nimble or you guessed it: agile. Working Agile means making and keeping your team and organisation agile. Agile thinking originated from the desire of 17 programmers to build software faster and more flexibly. By now, Agile is applied in many more sectors than just IT, because adding value to products or services for the customer actually plays a role everywhere.

The core of Agile working

Agile working is a way of working and thinking. With Agile working you put customer wishes first and you work very customer-oriented. Agile working ensures that you can respond faster to changes. By continuously learning, delivering quickly and continuously improving based on feedback.

Do you want to get concrete and practical tools for working Agile? View our Agile and Scrum training courses.

Agile in practice

Agile working means working smarter: you create more value to your product or service and you fully involve your client in the process. In practice, you divide the work into blocks of 1 to 4 weeks: sprints. During a sprint you work on a sprint goal. This can be a complete product, or a piece of a product. After the sprint you collect feedback and continue in the next sprint based on the feedback.

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Agile Roles

Within Agile thinking, there are different roles: Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner. But also Agile manager or people manager and the developpers in the development team. Learn more about what these roles mean in practice in our Agile and Scrum training courses.

Advantages Agile

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Agile manifesto principles

Agile itself is not a method, but a philosophy. To put the ideas into practice within your organization, you use an agile framework. The best known is Scrum. In addition, well-known frameworks are: Kanban, Lean, Less and SAFe. We will briefly discuss the frameworks here. If you would like to know more about one of the frameworks, follow the links below.

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