Using my Materials Engineering grad school experience toward understanding real-world implementation of Agile

​In studying Agile principles, I think about my time as a materials engineer grad student.

While studying superconductivity, I found that the path of least resistance takes much energy to set up via different materials, different constructions, and different processing. Crystalline structures for the most efficient electrical path are also very different for the application that you want. Putting in the energy is worth it, because it’s the only way to achieve the desired result of conductivity without any electrical resistance. Superconductivity doesn’t even require the entire mass to be superconductive, good superconductor may only have 5% of the material pathways be superconductive.

For an Agile framework to exist within a workplace, I have found it takes much energy to set up the administrative structure in the first place to have the noninterference of constant updates and coordinated meeting times. These structures can look wildly different, even in the same company, for the specific purpose they are formed. It also may be that the entirety of the company should not be Agile for Agile to work, just a small portion of it to make truly miraculous results toward a focused purpose.

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