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Becoming Agile

author: Iain Thackrah, Product Owner at Agility Scales

Being an Agile person is not down to innate talent. It is a specific set of skills that need to be learned and developed over time. Just announcing that you are now ‘doing Agile’ -  whatever that means - is not enough for most people, used to other ways of working, to wake up and have these skills. 

The iterative, incremental, personal and reflective skills necessary to succeed in an agile environment are not being taught in most of today’s schools or businesses, and as such we need take initiative to develop them ourselves.

 

So, the big question: where do we start?

The good news is like all agile projects, your own skills can be developed in an agile way, too. Use these three actionable Guides from the Mind Settlers platform as an MVP (minimum viable practice) and get started: