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Become an Agile Superhero: 8 Attributes for Success

Published: 10 July 2018

ID: G00356972

Analyst(s): Bill Holz , Kirk Knoernschild


Agile practitioners must exhibit a range of traits and talents that go far beyond the ability to code. Eight key traits will help technical professionals responsible for application development to become agile superheroes.

Table Of Contents


  • Agent of Change
    • Causes and Effects of Organizational Inertia
    • Steps to Overcome Inertia and Act as a Catalyst of Change
  • Models Agile Values
  • Courageous
  • Lean/Agile Expert
    • Adopting and Implementing Agile Methodologies and Practices
    • Understanding the Impact of Modern Infrastructure and Architecture Paradigms
  • Good Communicator
  • Strong Agile Leader
  • Multiskilled/Lifelong Learner
  • Problem Solver
    • Theory of Constraints
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Improvement Kata


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