Agile in 6 words

My good friend, Matt Philip, wrote an interesting blog entry the other day about Six-Word Memoirs By Writers Famous and Obscure. I thought it might be interesting to write about the agile methods, their values, and their practices, following a similar style. So here goes, my own take on Six-Word Memoirs on Agile Values, People, and Activities…

Agile: Business plans, developers do, people thrive

Agile: Don’t want “resources”, give me people!

Agile: Project success comes from working together

Agile: Engine converting features to software daily

Agile: Solve biggest problem. Lather, rinse, repeat

QA: Hey, I made the team!!! Yea, QA!!!

QA: Building it right the first time

QA: Equal parts developer, tester, and customer

QA: The glue that holds ‘em together

QA: Helping customers define what they want

Scrum Master: Equal parts facilitator, friend, and psychologist

Scrum Master: My job is to listen carefully

Scrum Master: If I do it, you don’t!

Scrum Master: Fixing problems is not the solution

Customer: Content is mine, method is yours

Customer: I chart the course to success

Customer: You let me worry about that

Customer: Word of mouth, my best tool

Customer: Don’t read specs, ask me questions

Developer: I eat user stories for breakfast

Developer: I trust my customer and team

Developer: It feels good to be valued

Developer: Method is mine, content is yours

Developer: Best architectures owned by whole team

Developer: Ivory tower architects need not apply

Developer: Red, green, refactor. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Developer: Its more fun done in pairs

Delivery: Running, tested features – what really counts

Delivery: Scope is negotiable, quality is not

Delivery: Not over, under promising, just delivering

Delivery: Reliably delighting the customer every week

I could do more, but lets leave it there. Any more?