Where did it come from? Where is it today?
Agile is an incremental delivery approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster. Agile replaces the high-risk “big bang” release concept with agile teams who deliver work in small, but consumable, increments. This empirical process encourages continuous inspection and adaptation, creating a mechanism for responding to change quickly.
With the introduction and explosion of open-source technology in the 1980’s, and the flurry of new and ever-changing languages and tools to support it, Harvard professors Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka wrote an article in 1986 titled, “The New New Product Development Game.” They emphasized a holistic approach, focusing on speed and flexibility, and a rejection of silos and sequential handoffs. In that article was the first reference and connection to rugby, which inspired the term scrum.
Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber created scrum, which grew quickly in acceptance and adoption when the Scrum Alliance was formed to offer scrum classes. In 2001, the Agile Manifesto was created, which further solidified its popularity and use. In 2011, Scaled Agile Framework came up with a framework for agile to scale for larger products and solutions.
A Revolutionary Idea
What is Hummingbird Agile?
Hummingbird Agile is an attempt to resurface and reignite what was always intrinsically true about agility. Rather than a hierarchical, heavy, top-down approach, Hummingbird is a frameless, circular and exponential delivery ecosystem, shedding layered and costly roles, collapsing the distance between developer and customer, and eliminating any wasteful cadence or practice.
Hummingbird Agile is a perpetual-discovery, continuous-delivery ecosystem, one that satisfies the customer’s insatiable appetite for just-enough, just-in-time releases that immediately delight, accelerate growth, and achieve sustainability.
Hummingbird against the leading Scaled agile offerings
Or a 52% reduction in resource overhead for every 50 teams
Faster first-slice of value to the customer
Individual team member hours saved, per team, every quarter
Hummingbird Agile is an agile delivery ecosystem inspired by the agility of the hummingbird.
Aligned to the Agile Manifesto and it's 12 principles, the Hummingbird Delivery Ecosystem streamlines efficiency with 6 core principles.