Agile At Home

Uncertainty, adapting to change,

strengthening relationships.

All things that Agile is good at,

so it just makes sense to bring Agile home!

As we explore and practice

the principles of Agile at home,

we will share our experiences with you.

Ask any deep practitioner of Agile what Agile means to them.  We’re willing to bet that the majority of them draw a distinction between “doing Agile” and “being Agile.”  Agile is a state of being, not a list of activities to do.

When this happens, we discover that Agile finds sneaky ways of permeating one’s personal life.  You begin to look at things differently.  Eliminating forms of waste.  Creating better ways of collaborating, dealing with conflict, making sure that activities are delivering value over just being busy.

We found ourselves doing the same thing, asking questions like

  • How might we raise our kids in a more Agile way?  Can Agile principles teach them behaviors that will set them up to succeed later in life?
  • How might we manage our budgets using experiments instead of rigid plans?

Just like running a business or a project, there is no universally best way to run a household.  It’s different for each family, and the needs change (often unexpectedly!) in a rapid fashion.  The rate of these changes are increasing, often because technology is so intertwined in the household.  And despite all the busy-ness, we want to grow strong, meaningful relationships with our children.

Kanban at home: Read about how we introduced Kanban into family life