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Agile learning September 5, 2006

Posted by Joey Valdez in Ideas!.

Railroad tracksThe Agile Manifesto summarizes the underlying philosophy and approach behind one of the hottest new computer programming languages called Ruby on Rails:

  • individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • working software over comprehensive documentation
  • customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • responding to change over following a plan

These principles easily map onto how change should be managed in organizations. Just like a programming language, organizations need to be agile in order to accommodate changing needs and environments, or face the prospect of being obsolete and outclassed by the competition.



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