The Covert Agilist

  title={The Covert Agilist},
  author={Kenneth Robert Howard},
  journal={2009 Agile Conference},
A team of consultants introduces Agile software development practices in an “Agile Hostile” environment. This paper describes the chain of events that allowed them to covertly introduce and exercise Agile practices. There were three distinctly different coaching approaches at play, and it was the combination of the three that resulted in successes. Enterprise change requires more than a single win, however, and lack of top-down support prevented wider scale adoption of Agile practices.