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Become an Agile Superhero: 8 Attributes for Success

Published: 19 February 2020

ID: G00465259

Analyst(s): Bill Holz , Peter Hyde


Agile practitioners must exhibit a range of skills and talents that go far beyond the ability to code, such as courage, communication and leadership. Eight key traits will help application technical professionals responsible for product development transform into agile superheroes.

Table Of Contents


  • Be an Agent of Change
    • Understand the Causes and Effects of Organizational Inertia
    • Become a Catalyst for Change to Overcome Inertia
  • Be Courageous
  • Model Agile Values
  • Become a Lean/Agile Expert
    • Implement Agile Methodologies and Practices
    • Understand the Impact of Modern Infrastructure and Architecture Paradigms
  • Be a Good Communicator
  • Be a Strong Agile Leader
  • Be a Multiskilled/Lifelong Learner
  • Be a Problem Solver
    • Apply the Theory of Constraints
    • Implement Continuous Improvement
    • Practice the Improvement Kata


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