It’s time to bust six key myths about Agile!
Myth 1: Agile is just for techies.
Many believe this, but it is not true. Anyone (family members, classmates, or coworkers) can use the Agile method to complete work (chores, school projects, or job tasks).
Myth 2: Agile can’t be used for all projects.
Again, this is not true. Agile is flexible and people use it for all types of projects. For example, you can use Agile for small and large projects, family projects and school projects, and all types of business projects. You can use Agile in day-to-day repeatable work, too.
Myth 3: In Agile, there is no planning or project managers.
In Agile, there is plenty of planning; it’s just done differently. Project managers are an important role, especially for larger projects where the work of multiple teams needs to be coordinated.
Myth 4: In Agile, teams don’t know what they will deliver.
Not true. In Agile, teams do know what outcomes they will deliver. However, as requirements change, so might the outcomes and what is delivered. That’s OK. That’s Agile flexibility in play!
Myth 5: Agile isn’t very disciplined.
Again, not true. Agile is actually very disciplined. Teams follow the values, principles, and practices to do the work and are accountable to themselves for getting the work done.
Myth 6: Agile doesn’t do documentation.
Agile uses documents to note shared understanding after teams talk and discuss. In Agile, you talk first, then you document understanding—not the other way.