I recently came upon an online discussion about the most important agile principle to teach to a new group or team.
There’s one agile principle that isn’t found verbatim in the manifesto, but I think is pretty clearly present:
A culture of learning.
Without this, any agile framework, process, or workflow will stagnate and ultimately fail.
With it, even without a framework, process, or workflow in place, your team will begin to converge on well-known best practices.
After all, the Manifest for Agile Software Development didn’t invent anything new. It only recognized what had already been discovered by a number of experienced software developers, who had been (and continue to) demonstrate a culture of learning.
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