Agile Smurfing



Recently I was replying to a post on the Valtech intranet, and tried coming up with a word for what I do as an agile coach. The thing that popped up in my mind was agile smurfing, which I think nails it. As an agile coach I do everything between teaching TDD to solving organizational issues, and since you can exchange every word in the smurf language to “smurf” it just works.

So, what does an agile smurf look like? Hopefully this is the agile smurf you most often happen upon:

As we all know, some ten years ago, the original agile smurf was outnumbered by the Scrum smurf:

And just a few years later, the Scrum smurfs was joined by the Lean Smurfs.