Agile Reflections

Organizing reflection 33

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to reflect on subjects occupying my mind. I make no claim to fully believe what I write. Neither do I pretend that others have not already thought or written about the same subject. More often than not, I take up, combine, and add to already existing thoughts and ideas.

What is on my mind?
Woody Zuill (@WoodyZuill) is co-author of Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach. He works with software development teams to help them excel in their work and life. Woody Zuill uses the values and principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development as a foundation for his work, but he doesn’t see them as “static.” He sees them as a “somewhat firm yet dynamic set of guidelines” for his own thinking and exploration. For him, “Pure Agile” is to “constantly Reflect, Tune, and Adjust.”1 For me, this sounds generative.

Generative organizing requires constant reflecting, tuning, and adjusting. This is based on continuous felt sensing.2

1 Woody Zuill, To Me, This is Agile, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Agility, 2014-03-31 (accessed 2018-09-01).
2 Eugene Gendlin described the unclear, pre-verbal sense of “something” as a felt sense. Gendlin also described it as “sensing an implicit complexity, a wholistic sense of what one is working on”. See Focusing – Wikipedia (accessed 2018-09-01).

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