What is Agile and Agility and its Manifesto (by Examples)?

An introduction and explanation of agility through the exploration of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development
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Foundations of the world of Agile
The origins of one of the most famous approaches to engaging workplaces
How to read the Manifesto for Agile Software Development
Being Agile over Doing Agile
What next steps can you do to become an expert agilist


  • Just your will to learn how to start improving everything


This free course will introduce you to the world of the agile mindset through examples based on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. However, the word software is just in the title, as this approach and the values and principles can really be applied to everything in life.

We will explore the core values and the principles of the famous Manifesto to understand how to start your journey towards becoming more agile.

We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.

We follow these principles:

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software.

Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for
the customer's competitive advantage.

Deliver working software frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.

Business people and developers must work
together daily throughout the project.

Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.

The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development
team is face-to-face conversation.

Working software is the primary measure of progress.

Agile processes promote sustainable development.
The sponsors, developers, and users should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.

Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done--is essential.

The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams.

At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.

Who this course is for:

  • Lifelong learners
  • IT People who heard about the word Agile but don't know what we are talking about
  • Everyone... no, really, everyone


Software Engineer
Carlo Alberto Hung
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I work as an Agile Coach, a Software Engineer and a Security professional.

My courses talk about agility, prioritization and will try to give you some inspirational insights into learning how to optimize the way you work or lead your team.

Feel free to reach out on LinkedIn to ask me further details or just to get in touch.

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