By day’s end a hummingbird will have consumed enough nectar to equal twelve times its body weight. The North American hummingbird beats its wings on average around fifty-three beats per second in normal flight, or 3,180 times per minute. The effort of flight alone takes a ton of energy, and inevitably, the bird needs to rest and recover several times throughout the day, albeit in short intervals.
Hummingbird Agile recognizes the need for our key producers to rest and recover, albeit in short intervals. Agile is the software development life cycle done in a hurry! It’s intense, and when done well, it’s at a high-burn rate. Naturally, a crew can’t keep flapping its wings without some down time to take a breath before starting the next circuit. Unlike scrum, Hummingbird takes one whole day at the end of the fifteen-day circuit to rest, reflect, and refocus. This day has a name: the turn, an important day for everyone to rest as an entire hover, reflect on what was completed and learned, and refocus on planning for the next circuit.