Building an Agile Playhouse

Martijn van de Haterd
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Building an Agile Playhouse, January 2020, Martijn van de Haterd

A commonly heard assumption is that Agile is mainly fit for software development. There are plenty of successful examples1 of use of Agile outside of software development, despite the fact that the Agile Manifesto2, written in 2001, (to this day) only mentions software development. I was recently drawn to this misconception again while building a playhouse during the holidays. My in-laws were visiting from the States and the plan was for my wife’s stepdad and I to build my kids a playhouse. This project started with a fixed time, due to the duration of the stay. A (somewhat) fixed budget and a flexible scope.


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