Agile Principles cards
May 23, 2017 · Anthony Boobier
Understanding ‘why’ you do agile is important, and the agile manifesto is one of the first things we cover on any Agile Professional Foundation course. I have, however, found the wordiness of some of the principles a little daunting and let’s face it the website does look a bit like my Nan’s wallpaper! I therefore created these Agile Principles cards.
I haven’t changed any of the core principles. Instead, I have abbreviated some of them on the front of the card.
Here are some examples of where I have found these cards useful –
- Training: Give each participant a card, then in pair-share, have them discuss what that principle means to them, how they currently support/ inhibit it
- Retrospective: Dot vote as a team on the principle that the team feel they are least exhibiting, then do a deep dive to come up with actions
- Wallpaper: Pop them on your office wall, to cover up your own ‘Nan’s wallpaper’!