Agile: don’t work faster, do less.

Agile: don’t work faster, do less.

Do high quality work: prevent unplanned work and rework.

Do only the valuable features: don’t over-produce.

Do only the minimum necessary: don’t over-engineer.

Do small, frequent increments: adjust quickly.

Do only at the last responsible moment: avoid rework or obsolescence.

Don’t do wasteful effort: optimise flow.


The idea of “faster” misleads thinking into:

Overburden: starting too much.

Burnout: overdriving people.

Shortcuts: compromising quality.

Bottlenecks: failing to work to the constraints.


It’s all common sense.