The term agile comes from the project management method for software
development but has come to describe and characterize more in common business
language. It has come to mean adoption of new tools, processes, and describes
being able to deliver quickly and adjust on the fly.
Agile can also apply to mindset, i.e. possessing the mindset to adapt to an agile
environment, exhibiting respect, collaboration, learning, ownership, all in
iterative cycles and always with a focus on adding value. For an organization
this would mean adapting quickly to market forces in efforts to remain
The ability to be Agile includes dividng larger projects into shorter phases of
work, with a continuous feedback and assessment loop adjusting plan and adapting
to changes as required. It is a much more responsive way of working and rather
than adapting to changes (like personal value “Adaptable”) it encompasses
delivery of products and services with a customer-centric focus.