Mastering Agility

  • Sergey V. ZykovEmail author
  • Amitoj Singh
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 175)


It is always better to modify the process if there is a need to do so. Rules are defined for a particular purpose. However, rules are not perfectly applied in every situation. It is necessary to break the rules if traditional conventions thwart your projects to succeed. The courage to adapt to changes is not explicitly defined in any agile practice but it is a facet of agile courage value. The requirement of agility is its adaptability and a learning process. Excess of anything is just wastage of recourses. If the task is certain to fall flat, one needs to realize that as quickly as possible. The project in which investment has not proved any value to the customer and is waste in the form of time, cost, and opportunity. Find out the approaches and its corresponding data that will enlighten regarding the project’s probability of failure. If you can anticipate in advance the time duration for which the project will take to complete, recognize the risk that may or may not occur and if you can fully eliminate all the surprises that may come during software development lifecycle, this means you do not require agility, any other methodology can work efficiently. But in case you do not know, agility is your answer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical UniversityBathindaIndia

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