I love this project introduction because it perfectly describes the essence of agile development without using a single word of marketing horse manure.

Agile is really important.  I’ve commented before that it’s nothing new, but it’s an important refinement.  It allows you to quickly think about priorities, every day, and then focus on the highest one.  Very important.

I’ve played with a lot of development planning tools over the years, and JIRA Agile is at the top.  But I will always go open source whereever it is an option.  I stood up Phabricator and so far it has been very little pain to get a solid quality set of Agile boards going for my top 4 projects.  The “Conduit” API appears a bit dicey to navigate, but if I can get that going, I’ll have board-driven priorities for all my projects on my home page.  Onwards.