In this article author is relating the Ant organization with Agile framework as he believes that Agile practices are very old and many of the places it's default.
Whenever i look at Ant's organization, i always get inspired by their
dedication and commitment, and one thing which I admire the most about
them is their Servant-Leadership quality. I have watched them carefully
and never found that queen is commanding and controlling them. They are
self organized and able to execute what it makes to serve the queen.
I have been Agile in last few years and as per my weakness i
couldn't stop co-relating my past learning with Agile framework. As per
my understanding of Agile framework it is somehow taken from Ant
Let me try to justify the same:
The primary goal of an Ant is to serve the queen, and they
do it as per their best. Same applied with Agile team and they must be
goal oriented to serve their task/work-items to client.
The queen never do commanding and controlling of them, and
Ants are self organized which is also applied to Agile team to be self
Ants do constant communication, which I have proved with
small experiment. I have dropped a few sugar crystal around the Ants
area and soon I found that more Ants are gathered, and I have concluded
that they must be communicating using pheromones. Same applied to Agile
team and they are expected to do constant communication.