Agile was born early in 2001 as an alternative to traditional and ineffective methodologies of software development.
Proven now to be universally applicable and effective with the management and development of companies in all sectors, Agile is in perfect synchronization with Lean Management and Lean Startup, as a philosophy and business practice to sustain High-Performance Organizations.
Agile is a management system with clearly defined values, principles and business practices leading to the development of self-organizing, high-performance teams effectively involved in achieving maximum client satisfaction.
Agile has established itself as the winning alternative to the “Command and Control” model of the 20th century. To sustain a High-Performance culture, Agile is based on four fundamental values:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working products over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over rigid planning