Agile is a mindset for quick responses and flexible planning. The way is to take small steps forward and adjust the following action through early feedback collection. This book is a collection of stories of how Titansoft acquired its Agile DNA and how it stumbles along the way. The stories also illustrate how Titansoft grew from "doing Agile" to "being Agile" with step-by-step experiments and feedback received and how the rolling growth makes it what it is today.
While Titansoft acquired its Agile DNA, "Manifesto for Agile Software Development," published in 2001, was the book it faithfully followed. The four core values and twelve fundamental principles were what the company always referred to when it was in confusion. They are:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools ▶ We seek common understanding more than exchanging information through documents.
Working software over comprehensive documentation ▶ We deliver accessible services over product manuals.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation ▶ We like working with stakeholders as partners over signing contracts.
Responding to change over following a plan ▶ We create benefit by adapting to environmental changes over historical plans on paper.
Titansoft believes that the Agile Manifesto is the way for dealing with people, developing organizations, and managing businesses. Agile can be applied to marketing, HR, supply chain, and more. Enterprises that turn Agile into actions can retain the flexibility to face the VUCA era.