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Agility is the name of a set of ideas about business organization and working practices. Some of those ideas originated in US manufacturing industry, learning from and responding to lean, adaptive and empirical management methods developed in the 1970s and 80s in manufacturing industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Agility was first named and codified as a concept due to the work of Roger Nagel, Rick Dove, Steve Goldman, Kenneth Preiss and others in 1991 and 1992 for a US government sponsored project at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. The original Agility Forum was founded at Lehigh in 1994.

Influenced by the same trends and ideas, various software tech thought leaders wrote the Agile Manifesto for Software Development in 2001 as a way of promoting some of the good practices that they saw being adopted at the time. Agile working practices have since become the de facto standard way to deliver software and data products. Agility has also become adopted as an organizing principle across entire enterprises, not just within technology teams.

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