Tim Ottinger's blog post I want Agile back earlier this year led to discussions in the agile community about the way that organizations are adopting agile and the services that the industry provides to supports them. Together with Ruud Wijnands he started "take back agile" which focuses on technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.
Liz Keogh, recipient of the Gordon Pask award in 2010, discusses the predictions of Agile as a fad and how the movement has stood the test of time over the last ten years. She warns against complacency and of ignoring the manifesto value of "individuals and interactions over processes and tools" in our examination of Agile principles and practices - Agile itself must evolve to remain relevant.
Laurent Bossavit discusses the importance of learning from history and reflects on the historical influences that have contributed to emergence of agile practices and techniques. He examines the impact agile approaches are having and the emergence of the new discipline of agile software development, and calls for formulation of a new generation of more inclusive Agile institutions.
Ken Howard and Barry Rogers have written a book that focuses on the first value from the Agile Manifesto. They provide advice, tools and techniques to help teams and individuals improve interactions. 2
Kenji Hiranabe discusses the current state of Agile in Japan, and reflects on the influence that Japanese approaches (such as the Toyota Production System) have had on the Agile movement. 1
Applying the Agile methodology to school operation could catalyze dramatic change by bringing a proven systematic solution to one of the most challenging social issues of our age. 19
Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event in February. He identifies a number of topics that the agile community needs to address that were identified at the meeting. 12
Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, we need to focus on quality to prevent poor implementations tarnishing the reputation of good agile practices. 3
Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2
Johanna Rothman discusses the way in which agile practices work together to improve project outcomes, how this is not restricted to software development and challenges teams to become truly agile.
Mike Cohn reflects on a decade of Agility and looks forward to the day when we no longer see being agile as something special, rather agile is just the way software development is done. 2
James Coplien looks at the Agile Manifesto as a checkpoint in the cycle of fashion and change, and a tool that became an instrument of broad mainstream acceptance of prevailing technical practices. 4