Agile management takes the ideas from Agile software development and applies them to management in general. Of the software-related agile methods, Scrum is usually considered the most non-specific to software. However, Extreme Programming has also been used for managing non-software projects. Agile Management also takes ideas from Lean Manufacturing and general team building methods.
Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams. The term was coined in the year 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was formulated.
Agile c.1577, from L. agilis "that can be moved easily, nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act).
- 1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
- 2. active; lively: an agile person.
- 3. marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware