Agile Travelling

This year, I had the astounding privilege of going on an academic exchange in Singapore. I was able to live by myself for the first time in my life, make many new friends, and, most importantly, travel a part of the world about which I knew close to nothing. Even though my journey was cut short due to the global pandemic, I had the best two months of my life, and I attribute part of that success to my knowledge of the Agile mindset. Wait what? What does a software development methodology have to do with travelling? Continue reading to find out. 😉

The Agile Manifesto

Value 1: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Vietnamese people sure know where to find the best Pho

Value 2: Working software over comprehensive document

Moments after having chased the sunrise

Value 3: Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

When you treat yourself like a customer, it’s impossible not to ❤️ Bali

Value 4: Responding to change over following a plan

Woke up one morning wanting to go canyoneering so we did

Never in my life would I have thought of writing 1,500 words comparing a software development methodology to the pleasure of travelling, but here I am and I could not be happier. Living by the four values above for two months has had a great impact on my life and I’m confident it can do the same for you. Now, I can’t wait for life to come back to normal so that I can go back to my Agile travelling.

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Business Technology enthousiast always on the hunt for self-improvement!

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Alexis Raymond

Business Technology enthousiast always on the hunt for self-improvement!