If you are like me, you are likely confused by all the different forms of Agile, Lean, SCRUM, Lean Startup, I-Corps, Waterfall, Six Sigma, and Funnel. Then, after you figure that out, the next questions are to understand what method to use in a given situation? Here are some thoughts on those questions.
I gave an online speech this week, Innovation for Impact, at the World Agile Conference out of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a very valuable conference because the most prominent advocates are there, like my friend Steve Denning, and because it demonstrates the use of Agile and other models in many diverse contexts. Numerous speakers mentioned different methodologies, including Agile, Lean, Waterfall, and SCRUM. Because of all of its applications, the Agile movement is, as Denning points out, at its core, a mindset. (more…)