12 Principles of Agile Adapted – Principle #3

This one will require some interpretation to make it personal, but I think I can give it a go.

Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale

I’m not a developer so I am not delivering working software in my personal life. Certainly not with any frequency at any rate. So…after turning this around in my mind for a bit I’ve arrived at this interpretation:

Take lots of small steps towards things you want.

This is exactly how my blog was born. I wanted to do some writing on Agile and my experiences applying it to my real life. The idea of writing a book crossed my mind, but as I began exploring the idea many roadblocks jumped up at me ad suddenly it was very daunting. When I switched to thinking about a blog, I was excited and got the whole thing up and live in a few short hours. Admittedly I have not been the most robust blogger, but I continue to make progress towards my goal on a regular basis.

The small steps are easy, or easier.