An Agile environment is a company or organization that supports Agile project management. The company culture encourages project teams to adopt the principles and values of the Agile methodology.
The four pillars of Agile that an Agile environment must support are:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
Companies with an Agile environment typically accept and promote change, innovation, and process improvement. They understand the different Agile frameworks and encourage essential Agile practices, such as planning in sprints and working collaboratively. These workplaces support their team members, viewing engaged employees and customers as more important than following documented processes and contracts.