Mental Agility | Definition of Mental Agility by Scrum Dictionary

Mental Agility

[men-tl uh-jil-i-tee]

Definition of Mental Agility

Having situational awareness and using feedback to make the decisions necessary to be agile.


We try to think of agility in all things we do.
One of the lessons of agility is that ‘people change what they want once they experience the product,’ and we must be prepared to adapt.
The ScrumMaster must do whatever it takes so that the Team is not afraid to modify its code. If there is fear of changing the code it will be a major impediment to agility.
The main point of the Practices in the framework is to allow the Team to develop a ‘scrummish personality’ – to develop its mental agility.

External Sources

Agility In All things

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"Mental Agility." AccessedJan 23, 2022.