Focus on the Agile Process

Should you focus on the agile process or tools or people? IBM says you should focus on people because they are what makes a difference in a project. That might sound logical, but is it?

People will be People

People are people. Always have been, always will be. How else can we read, understand and enjoy books which are thousands of years old? Regardless if you believe that people have evolved over billions of years or came ready made to earth through divine intervention you will surely admit that people are pretty stable?

The Agile Process on the other Hand

The agile process on the other hand, is well, Agile. You can change it as often as you need to. That is why we have the all important inspect & adapt cycle as part of the Agile DNA.


So, where should we focus our attention, on the things we can change or the things we cannot change?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

So, if we really should focus on things we can change, then what is more important? People or the agile process?

About Greger Wikstrand

Greger Wikstrand, Ph.D. M.Sc. is a TOGAF 9 certified enterprise architect with an interest in e-heatlh, m-health and all things agile as well as processes, methods and tools. Greger Wikstrand works as a consultant at Capgemini where he alternates between enterprise agile coaching, problem solving and designing large scale e-health services ...

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