Agile working is a catch-all term for all kinds of work forms that have one goal: optimal customer value. The working methods vary from simplistic models to very complex technical models. There are working methods such as: Scrum, SAFe, SNAP, Kanban and the Spotify model. All Agile working methods have one thing in common and that is the use of buzz terms such as: sprints, daily stand-ups, user stories, product owners and UATs. Nice, but what does it actually mean? More importantly, how do we create value with this?
In order to properly understand Agile working, 12 principles have been described in the Agile Manifesto. These principles describe the purpose of Agile working. All working methods that lead to the achievement of these principles can be called Agile. In particular, four themes help achieve the principles: strategy, teams, cycles and overview.