From now on, every week, My Sherpa chooses a word to put forward, because it's "in fashion", because it must be explained, and, above all, because it is echoed in our values and principles .
Today, focus on « Agility ».
Very fashionable, the “agility” today advocated by many companies - which has become synonymous with responsiveness and adaptability - actually comes from very precise methods, invented for the IT development sector. “Agile” methods appeared “in the mid-1990s in the software development world in the United States”.
Initially, "a dozen agile methods" (Scrum, the best known, XP-eXtreme Programming ...) existed. Their common point: "the breakdown of the project into small stages or iterations of a few weeks", details Véronique Messager. The content of these "sprints" is defined by the team itself, after estimating the complexity of each task.