We use ‘agile’ as an umbrella term to mean at least four different concepts that all emerged together and continue to influence how we work and learn.

The Agile Experience where commonly-faced problems find fresh solutions that are hard to understand but easy to experience.

The Agile Mindset where one learns to look for similarly fresh solutions in diverse activities.

The Agile Practices where specific solutions are assembled into a framework supported by available training and coaching.

The Agile Paradigm where recognizably similar solutions are used in distinctly different activities.

Agile has a complex history going back several decades. Even at its founding, many of Agile’s solutions were well known but not yet widely applied together. See the Agile Story

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