We Be Agile: What Does It Mean to Be Agile?


of assembled practices is a practice pattern (dare I say process).


Significance of Leaves


The leaves obtain water and nutrients from the roots through the trunk that are necessary for the manufacture of food from light energy (photosynthesis). Food made in the leaves is then transported down to the roots and to other parts of the tree for growth. The leaves represent results and the symbiotic relation between practices, people and the key elements of being Agile.


  • Iterative and Incremental Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Agile Manifesto: Values and Principles
  • Concurrent Testing
  • Test Driven Development
  • Leading Change
  • Scrum
  • Lean
  • People (Team/Individual)
  • Four Level Planning
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Visual Modeling
  • Daily Stand-Up
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • User Story Empowered Development
  • Product Backlog
  • Inspect and Adapt
  • Requirements
  • Use Cases
  • Evolving Architecture s
  • Charts: Velocity, Burn-up, Burn-down
  • Evolving Architecture





About the Author
Russell Pannone is the Founder of We Be Agile and the Agile Lean Phoenix User Group, as well as the Agile-Lean Adoption Lead. With almost 30 years of system-software development and delivery experience, my focus is on working side-by-side with folks on real projects helping them deliver valuable system-software to production early and often, giving those I collaborate with the best opportunity to beat the competition to market, realize revenue and discover insights that we can use to help us improve.

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