On Doing Versus Being Agile
Are you doing Agile, or have you become Agile?
The difference seems pedantic at first…
You are doing Agile when you’ve changed your tools and processes. This is relatively easy to do but doesn’t offer much in the way of benefits. You’ve become Agile when you’ve changed you structure and culture too. This is relatively hard to do, but offers significant benefits.
Agile isn’t just a process. It’s a complete framework that brings together a shift in culture, structure, and processes. This framework is supported by tools such as Rally and other Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools.