Agility as a way of life

We know of Corporate Agility and scaling Agile, but it’s essential Agility starts on an Individual level and becomes a mindset, a way of life.

Personal agility essentially helps one respond to situations in a timely, innovative and sustainable way when you need to.

One of our team members has this to say about individual agility; It’s essential to incorporate Agility in your personal life. I’ve undergone a massive change in my life in less than 2years because I’ve been applying Agility to everything I do consistently since I joined Agileseventeen. You can read the article here:

Also, we have an account by one of us where he detailed how as an agile enthusiast, he used agile to complete tasks within a time frame: My Relocation Account.

Agile is focused on developing working software that satisfies the needs of consumers. The Agile framework  is not aimed at creating something documented. On the contrary, the approaches used in agile processes focus on a constant clarification of priorities, gathering feedback and needs, and continuous iteration to deliver value.

The same is applicable for your productivity, setting and achieving your goals. The world changes constantly, and therefore flexibility and adaptive methods are needed for managing and controlling activities. You need approaches that enable you to quickly respond to the evolving priorities, circumstances, and constraints. Agile planning will help you always to have a clear view of your current objectives and smoothly adapt your ways of achieving those objectives if something has changed.

Being open-minded to change and exploring different approaches will help you to navigate volatility, uncertainty and complexity

Here are some of the ways. You can incorporate agile into your personal life;

Don’t hesitate

Set goals, and then dive right in.  Don’t be afraid if you don’t have all the answers because uncertainty encourages creativity. Your improvised solutions might surprise you.

Be adaptable

A vital trait of the agile framework is adaptability. Continuous self-reflection is paramount. The iterations – or sprints, cause you to learn and adapt to maximise your daily efforts. What are the significant barriers that are preventing you from accomplishing your goals?


Agility is essential and can be achieved by being flexible. Courses change in life, and it’s necessary if you can tweak them to fit in, not just being rigid on what you had probably written down.

Plan ahead

Commit time for planning. Even a few minutes can make a world of difference in reaching your goals and helps you track your progress.

Always prioritise

There’s always a lot we feel needs to be done in our lives. Incorporating agility means prioritising what is essential to avoid being overwhelmed.

Make goals manageable

Divide larger goals into smaller, short-term goals. If you break your goals down into short-term pieces and fit them within timely planning sessions (sprints), you become better prepared to attain a sense of progress and accomplishment.

Make tasks detailed

Focus is key. Pinpoint a specific task and block out time to address it. By blocking out specific times in the day to work on assignments, completing segments of a plan becomes a habit, and your goals are consistently being met.

Ensure iterations are consistent

Schedule your work, in short, exact iterations. One whole week is a perfect length of time. 

Always Retrospect

Reflecting is essential to improve continuously, and Agile encourages that. You can retrospect by looking into what you had done and all the processes that followed.

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